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Save Suga 95.7 FM

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Raised by 7 people in 6 months
SUGA 95.7  is a local Caribbean R&B community Non-Profit FM Radio station in Lehigh Acres, FL. SUGA 95.7 FM has developed an amazing new “Caribbean Urban Format” created to attract listeners of all nationalities, hence the slogan “The Station For The Nation.”

However, we find ourselves in the precarious situation of a near complete mechanical failure of our broadcasting equipment. A recent power surge has caused irreparable damage and we are currently in a "one foot in, one foot out of the grave" predicament. At the moment we have  rigged the system to the best of or ability, but this is a very short-term fix. We are seeking donations to assist with the cost of nearly $27,000.00 in replacement equipment including: 

1200W FM Transmitter - Flange Connector 
1 AUDIOARTS AIR5 16CH Broadcast Console 
1 COMREX STAC6 STAC 6 Line Telephone System
1 360SYSTEMS DR600 Instant Replay 2 - Soundfile Player w/
Networking
1 SAGE DIGITALENDEC Endec EAS Encoder / Decoder 


These are just a few of the items necessary for us to be running at peak efficiency ensuring we can continue to provide Lehigh and SWFL with music that speaks to all generations and nationalities.  Please visit our website at http://suga957.com/ or follow us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/SUGA-957-FM-757770084344292/ to follow our campaign. We are in dire need, those of you who listen to us daily may have already noticed the effects of this issue. Please help us get back to peak operating status so we can continue to be "The Station For The Nation." We appreciate any size donation. You have probably seen us on the road in the SUGA Explorer! Please make sure you say hello and let us know what you want to hear when you see us! Thank you for taking the time. We wish you peace, good vibes, and sweet tunes. 

See Below for Our History and Additional Station Info 

It all began on November 12, 1996 when Sumarrase, Inc was registered in Miami-Dade Florida as a non-profit radio station. While waiting for the FCC to release their wait list window in 2000, the commission established the new low power FM radio station format. 6 years later while continuing to wait for the FCC to open their window, SUGA 104.5 FM sponsored by Sumarrase, Inc. relocated to Lehigh Acres, FL. It was announced on June 17, 2013 that the window will be open from October 15, 2013 to October 29, 2013. February 9, 2015 was the date the station was approved by the FCC as Sumarrase, Inc.. WSGD-LPFM 95.7 FM in Lehigh Acres, FL was designated as a nonprofit company. On April 20, 2015 Sumarrase, Inc DBA SUGA 95.7 FM was established.

In addition SUGA 95.7 FM will provide licensed broadcast data system (BDS ) reporting. WSGD LP FM fulfills the need for diverse cultural programming in Lehigh Acres/Southwest Florida. Our format is an urban vibe of Caribbean, R&B, Hip Hop and Gospel (on Sunday Mornings).

What makes our station different? We play the best mix of musical genres in Lehigh Acres and our format pleases a large and wide demographic. Our “Urban Caribbean” format is formatted to please all races, creeds, colors, and religions. This is the only station where you can hear Bob Marley followed by Justin Bieber, Kendrick Lamar, Drake, Nicki Minaj, Kirk Franklin, Daddy Yankee, Bunji Garlin and to Sean Paul! The community of Lehigh Acres also tunes in to our Gospel format on Sundays (6 to 10 AM). We are formatted to inspiration. Pleasing and informing listeners through our unique programming.

Mission statement
SUGA 95.7 WSGD-LP LEHIGH ACRES is a local Caribbean R&B community FM Radio station in Lehigh Acres, FL will provide diverse listenership of urban and Caribbean music, that will be broadcast live locally in the Lehigh Acres and surrounding areas. Listeners can also hear us nationally and worldwide via our app. SUGA 95.7 FM will continue to program our Caribbean Urban format in a way that appeals to all nationalities, while appealing to a local and global audience.

Listeners will be provided with artist interviews, reviews, news, new music, and an overall up to the minute broadcast of trending topics in the music and entertainment industry. The station will also provide its listeners with information on current local happenings. The station will be involved with community affairs and employment opportunities focusing on internships and training.

3507 Lee Blvd Suite 254, Lehigh Acres, FL 33971
Tel: 239.369.wsgd9743 | Request Line: 239-369-Suga7842SUGA 95.7 WSGD FM The Station For The Nation
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UPDATE: Sadly, we have more bad news. Unfortunately, our main computer and another major piece of hardware has failed. We apologize to our listeners and wish to assure you we're doing everything we can to return to optimal operating status... BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP! Please donate and share the campaign as often as possible. We will also be thanking donors on air throughout the campaign, so make sure to leave a message with your donation.

We extend our apologies to those who have attempted to donate in the past and had difficulties. The campaign is fully functional and you will no longer have issues. Thank you for your patience.

Did you know? SUGA 95.7 is a nonprofit entity. That's why we need your help!
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URGENT UPDATE:
We have lost our transmitter. It is completely fried. We urge you to donate and share this campaign. Please help us get fully operational.
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