From the "Meat Truck" to Maine Street
— Our History —
“That awesome sound is coming from here?!”
What began as a simple broadcast from the back of a meat truck has blossomed into a 40,000-watt, vibrant lighthouse ministry bearing witness to the light of the world - Jesus Christ - in the Tri-States and even across the globe through web-streaming technology.
The year 2012 marks the 25th Anniversary of WGCA 88.5 THE MIX. WGCA is more than great adult Christian contemporary music and positive, life-changing daily programming; WGCA promotes unity among Christians by bringing people from diverse backgrounds together under His banner. We work to do this through a fun, upbeat ministry. When you listen to THE MIX, you’ll never hear vulgar lyrics or crude commentary. It’s a radio station that your whole family can listen to and enjoy.
In addition to what you hear on the radio, over the years we have hosted countless concerts including Petra, Amy Grant, Rebecca St. James, Skillet, The Newsboys, and Casting Crowns. We have also been blessed to bring you events such as Impact World Tour, Shoutfest, March for Jesus, and the National Day of Prayer.
WGCA aims to be a bridge from the “Kingdom side” to a world that desperately needs answers. With the support of our listeners, we have laughed, cried, prayed, preached, persevered, and given of ourselves together in “Reaching for the Heart” of the Tri-State area with the answer “JESUS CHRIST!” The legacy of WGCA lies at the feet of Jesus. His love for us, and care for us, has sustained all of us through the trials and mountaintops of life. There is joy in the journey we travel together!
Our official 25th birthday is September 21, 2012. This is such a big milestone in our journey that we’re going to celebrate for a whole year!