FM Technical Profile: WJSP
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- Station Name:
- Georgia Public
- Public radio,
view] Northwest of the intersection of US-27 and GA-190, on
the GPB TV tower, just inside the F.D.R. state park.
- Power (ERP):
- 100 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1513 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
PS-GEORGIA PUBLIC BROADCASTING WJSP FM 88.1
Image showing the HD PAD data decoded from a brief moment of
reception from Baldwin County, Alabama, on an Insignia HD portable.
- The following
historical information has been taken with permission from the
- Both Peach State and Georgia Public TV
are divisions of state-run Georgia Public Broadcasting. GPTV
broadcasts to the Atlanta area from its Athens station, WGTV Channel
8. Programming for the tv and radio networks originates from
state-of-the-art digital studios in Atlanta. The facilities were
almost nixed by state legislators after GPTV broadcast the PBS
series "Tales of the City" in the early/mid 90s. In the aftermath of
that broadcast, the then executive director was forced to retire and
a new director was appointed before the legislators would approve
funding for the new $30 million studios. The studios are part of the
new GCATT complex on 14th Street in urban Atlanta. When GPB moved to
the GCATT complex in 1997, then Executive Director Werner Rodgers
said of the facility, "It is the most technically advanced public
television and radio facility in the nation and the first fully
digital production center - public or commercial - in Georgia."
- GPB is heavily in debt because of
unbridled spending on office furnishings and high-tech equipment.
One if its latest snafoos involved a $801,740 contract awarded
without competitive bidding to a private firm to develop and run a
satellite delivered class to 106 students. In late spring 1999,
Governor Barnes fired GPB Executive Director Werner Rogers and the
board of directors of the Georgia Public Telecommunications
Commission, the policy-making board that oversees GPB. He appointed
Kim King, a former Georgia Tech football player, as new head of the
GPTC. Before the firings, the Augusta Chronicle wrote, "The (just
completed state) audit makes clear that GPB's soaring deficits have
much more to do with slipshod and possibly corrupt management than
it does with state funding shortages and ungenerous GPTV viewers."
- In summer of '99, Peach State
discontinued "Adventures in Good Music" with Carl Haas and the NPR
program "World of Opera" as a cost cutting move. A program featuring
music and folklore of singing cowboys replaced the opera.