WGRV “The Groove” is a “Listener Supported” and Not-For-Profit Public Radio Station.
Our staff is 100% Volunteer!!!
We love Jazz music and providing something very positive for this community.
WGRV does not recieve funding from the government. Our entire operational budget MUST come from “Listener Support” through Memberships, On-Air Fundraisers, Program underwriting, Individual donations, and Financial sponsorships from local Business owners in our community.
In an effort to protect localism in radio, the FCC developed a program in 1999 called LPFM Community radio. This program was designed to limit huge commercial media conglomerates from monopolizing the airwaves, enabling independent radio stations like “The Groove” to be an integral part of the local community.
June 2000, an application by local Jazz Fans was filed with the FCC for a local LPFM community radio station in Brevard County…. and ”The Groove” was born. Over the next 3 years we patiently waited for the FCC to process and hopefully approve our application.
June 2002, the FCC granted “The Groove” their radio license and the approval to start construction.
APRIL 5th, 2005….WGRV 93.1 FM…..”THE GROOVE”….Hits the airwaves returning a full-time 24-hour Smooth Jazz radio station and Contemporary Jazz music to the Space Coast.
July 2006…WGRV “The Groove” was nationally nominated by Radio & Records for the “Smooth Jazz Radio Station Of The Year” as 1 of the Top 5 Smooth Jazz radio stations in the country.
January 2007…The Groove expands it’s Palm Bay broadcasting signal coverage area by adding the new 103.3 FM.
February 2007…The Groove expands it Cocoa Beach broadcasting signal coverage area by adding the new 103.3 FM.
July 2007…WGRV “The Groove” was nationally nominated by Radio & Records for the 2nd consecutive year for the “Smooth Jazz Radio Station Of The Year” as 1 of the Top 5 Smooth Jazz radio stations in the country.
June 2008… WGRV “The Groove” was nationally nominated by Radio & Records for “Music Director Of The Year” honors.
CURRENTLY….WGRV The Groove broadcast throughout Brevard County Florida on 93.1 – Melbourne, 103.3 – Palm Bay/Malabar, and 103.3 Cocoa Beach/Cape Canaveral….plus Worldwide through our audio website stream at: www.TheGroove.org
Several exciting things…WGRV The Groove needs additional financial support and donations to improve the Contemporary Jazz experience you enjoy. Make your contribution today by clicking above on the “Donate Support Jazz” page link above. Then…Keep listening for more details.
Through listener support and your efforts you can keep JAZZ alive…Make your donation of support today by clicking above on the “Donate Support Jazz” page link above.
The Groove’s future and continued programming depends upon YOU!!
HELP “THE GROOVE” WITH YOUR JAZZ EXPERIENCE….just like public TV stations….The Groove is a public Radio station and relies on your monthly contributions to maintain the station’s monthly operational expenses, license fees, music, tower rent, phone, electric, audio web streaming, this website, and more.
Go to our Donate Support Jazz page now and show your support for the music you love…Help keep Smooth Jazz music on-air locally.
With your generous financial support, Smooth Contemporary Jazz music will continue to reach over 650,000 Brevard & Indian River County residents and Millions listening around the world audio streaming through our website.