You're listening to WOWD-LP Takoma Park 94.3FM
In November 2013, Historic Takoma Inc applied to the FCC for a broadcast license. In early 2015, we received permission to build, and on July 16, 2016, we went live as WOWD-LP on 94.3fm, streaming globally on TakomaRadio.org.
LPFM, or Low Power FM, is regular FM radio that operates at 100 watts or less. Our signal is 20 watts, reaching a 5+ mile radius from our antenna in downtown Takoma Park. We have a potential local listenership of 250,000, We provide a hyper-local radio alternative a multi-jurisdictional international crossroads, including neighborhoods in NE and NW DC, MoCo, PG; and even pockets of NoVa.
WOWD's programming is by, for, and about people of all ages, types and backgrounds, representing the diverse population of our listening area. We offer live local information presented by live local people, sharing stories, music and more, and we frame the present by interweaving archival sounds and stories from Historic Takoma's archives and other local sources.
A project of Historic Takoma Inc, our mission is to build community and promote understanding using non-commercial radio. We include individuals, groups, issues, stories, music and history overlooked or under-represented in mainstream media. We promote cooperation, tolerance, and dialogue.
Takoma Radio is grateful to hundreds of individuals, dozens of local businesses, The City of Takoma Park, the Takoma Foundation, and others for supporting independent community-based radio.
WOWD is a WINNER!
Local, regional and national acclaim we've won in our first months:
Washington Post Express STAFF PICK: "Best Radio Station in DC " (Oct. 2017)
National Federation of Community Broadcasters "Golden Torchlight Award" for exceptional community engagement. (July 2017)
Montgomery County Community Media "EPIC Award" for media innovation. (June 2017)
Takoma Foundation's "Azalea Award" for community spirit. (May 2017)
Preservation Maryland's "Best Of Maryland" for innovation in historic preservation. (May 2016)