But is anyone on campus, let alone in Miami-Dade County, listening? When asked, most students at FIU were unaware that the school even had a radio station, FM or AM. Still the station's executive board is hopeful that come September and the start of the fall semester, a new wave of fresh energy (and eager DJs) will hit WRGP. A proposal is being drawn up to petition the FCC for a further power raise to 300 watts, and plans are under way to install a translator at FIU's North Campus in North Miami Beach that will enable students there to tune in to the signal. Several station members are betting that this infusion of new talent will help push the station away from the mainstream, and aid it in standing apart.
"[Going FM] is like being born again," Ricky Gomez declares. "I'd like to see DJs having more freedom with their shows. We can do whatever we want! Sure, you can give listeners a little fun, but get 'em thinking!"