October 29, 2013: LPFM (Low Power FM radio station) filing window at the FCC opens (delayed due to the government shutdown)
November 12: Our application for a Construction Permit (CP) is filed with the FCC
November 15: Filing window closes, a day late because of a computer crash at the FCC; total of 2,804 applicants
November 25, 2013: Our application is "Accepted for Filing" by the FCC
January 15, 2014: The FCC begins granting CPs to LPFM applicants; 144 grants in the first three days; previously, 356 applications dismissed
February 3: GraceRadio is granted its CP! Once a CP is granted, a station has 18 months to get on the air
February 20: Station call letters KGCE-LP are granted (thank you, Brian)
May: Internet audio stream begins testing
June 20, 2014: This website (and audio stream) goes live, 24/7
January, 2015: Assembly of the station's studio begins
April, 2015: About 90% of the LPFMs nationwide have received their CPs (=1,790) to date. The remaining 10% are generally in "MX" mode - mutually exclusive - meaning more than one station has applied for a particular frequency, and this must be resolved with the FCC's help
May, 2015: The antennae are up... we are almost on the air!
June 2: KGCE-LP signs on full-time with Christmas music, after a few weeks of intermittent testing
June 18, 2015: GraceRadio begins regular programming!
August 26, 2016: GraceRadio has been granted permission to change frequencies, from 106.1 to 107.9!
September 5, 2016, ~ 4 PM: GraceRadio is now on FM 107.9! Thanks to engineer par excellence Tom Driggers!
March 14, 2018: Antenna raised to improve transmission range! Thanks again to engineer Tom Driggers!