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Issue 12 February 14,1994
The Official Campus Newspaper
Boiling Springs, NC
WGWG - looking to expand in near future
by Telesa Wilson
WGWG, the radio station owned and
operated by Gardner-Webb, is in for big
changes in the next few years.
One of those changes will be an increase
in power to 50,000 watts, extending its cover
age area to places well outside its current area.
This means that WGWG will be able to
reach listeners in Spartanburg, Rutherfordton,
and York Counties, as weU as its primary
coverage area of Boiling Springs, Shelby,
Gaffney, and Chesnee
According to station manager Alan Setzer,
the station's format, for the most part, will not
“There is room for improvement,” he
said. “This station is evolving. The important
thing is to maintain continuity.”
The station currently airs programs that
Setzer sees as reflecting the goals and direc
tions of the university and the community.
WGWG’s music program is what Setzer
describes as eclectic.
“We play big band, rhythm and blues,
jazz classical, adult contemporary, and rock
and roll,” he said. “I know rock and roll is very
popular among the students, and we try to play
many of the different facets of this type of
A student. Tommy Cagle, currently spins
records (or CD's) on the rock show.
“The radio station is pretty cool,” said
Cagle. “The rock show is 3 p.m. to 5 p.m., and
if people would listen, we would play what
WGWG currently broadcasts a program
on Sunday afternoons at 2 p.m. that deals with
certain issues, like politics, NAFTA, A.I.D.S.
and research surrounding it, race relations, and
several other topics.
WGWG's on-air operators are students
and former students who live in the area.
Setzer, who has been with the station
since 1976, said, “WGWG, in itself and as a
part of the community, helps to magnify the
concept that college is a place to deal with
ideas. The new tower and the increased watt
age will be an asset to entertaining and inform
ing a larger amount of people.”
A new transmission tower will be built
three miles southwest of the station on prop
erty owned by Gardner-Webb University.
The studios and transmitters, for the time
being, will remain at the station located just
behind Royster residence hall. Once the trans
mission facility is built, microwaves will be
used to carry the signal from the station to the
“We hope students on campus will listen
from time to time to find out what we're about.”
astronomers meet at
by Kevin Walter
There has been a lot going on astronomi
cally world wide - and Gardner-Webb wide.
Professor Tom English and our astronomy
program has seen a lot of action recently.
The first week of this semester English
spent in Arlington, Virginia. There, he at
tended the Winter American Astronomy Soci
ety lectures. The lectures spanned over four
days and included 1000 presentations.
“It is the meeting of professional schol
ars” said English.
English said he was there for three rea
sons. The first was to learn more about
microleasing in our galaxy. This is the ability
to see dark matter (parts of the galaxy that are
unable to detect visually).
A second reason was to learn more of the
Shoemaker Ledy 9, a comet that will collide
with Jupiter in July. English will be discussing
Working on replacing the mount in the observatory.
this at the next regional meeting of Amateur
The third reason was to get more ideas for
research and discussion at their meetings.
At the most rescind amateur astronomers
meeting, English and Todd Estes discussed
the new research on discovering the dark mat
Some additions to our school include a
new, more mobile mount for our telescope.
This will give the telescope more moveability
and will turn to the correct latitude, something
the old mount prohibited. This will increase
the usefulness of the telescope dramatically.
At some point in the future we should
also be connected to an System,
See Astronomy page 2
Who’s Who .
A Look Back
Faculty Q & A
■ page 4
church on campus
by Julianne Kuykendall
How would you like to wake up on
Sunday morning, step out of your residence
hall, and walk to a spirit-filled church enthused
about worshipping the Lord?
Gardner-Webb University and Christ
Covenant Church are excited about giving
YOU this historic opportunity.
Christ Covenant Church officially
launched as a “real” church on January 30 after
months of prayerful preparation. The congre
gation is presently meeting in Noel 300 (the
large meeting room) at 9:30 on Sunday morn
The pastor is Mr. Jim Toole, a church
planter who actually planted Christ Covenant
Church. Usually, Jim plants a church in a
certain area and then moves on to another area.
However, he felt led of the Lord to take “root”
here in Boiling Springs and become the church’s
full-time pastor. He, along with the entire
congregation, is optimistic about following
the Lord’s leading in positioning themselves as
a contemporary model church.
The focus of Christ Covenant Church,
being a contemporary model church, is to
incorporate a diverse worship experience that
allows the Holy Spirit to work freely and
See Church page 2