W249CB

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W249CB
City of license Greenville, South Carolina
Broadcast area Upstate South Carolina
Branding 97.7 Chuck FM
Slogan We Play Everything
Frequency 97.7 MHz FM / 107.3 MHz HD3
First air date December 13, 2007
Format Adult Hits
ERP 250 watts
Class D
Facility ID 156241
Transmitter coordinates 34°56′07″N 82°24′18″W / 34.935187°N 82.405049°W / 34.935187; -82.405049Coordinates: 34°56′07″N 82°24′18″W / 34.935187°N 82.405049°W / 34.935187; -82.405049
Callsign meaning (serially assigned)
Owner Tower Above Media LLC
(leased to Cox Radio)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 977chuckfm.com

W249CB, known on-air as 97.7 Chuck FM, is an Adult Hits radio station located in Greenville, South Carolina area, simulcasting HD Radio channel 3 of WJMZ FM 107.3.

History[edit]

97.7 FM began broadcasting in December 2007 in Six Mile, re-broadcasting WLFJ-FM HD-3, which in turn was a simulcast of WHRZ-LP in Spartanburg, which carries a Christian Contemporary format. In August 2011, the station filed an application to move to Paris Mountain in Greenville, with an upgrade from 190 watts to 250 watts, allowing the station to cover Greenville County, as well as portions of neighboring Pickens and Spartanburg counties. The new location and stronger signal give the station an impressive coverage area for a translator, helped by the location of the antenna on a mountain. After the request was granted, construction began on the new transmitter site in Greenville. The move was made official in early 2012.

On December 16, 2011, the station began operating from the new site under a construction permit. The religious format, however, did not move with the signal; on that day, 97.7 FM signed on with an Adult Hits format, as 97.7 Chuck FM, "We Play Anything."[1] The station is now under the operation of Cox Radio, who is leasing the signal from Tower Above Media. Cox also owns WJMZ and WHZT in the Greenville/Spartanburg market. 97.7 W249CB re-broadcasts Chuck FM from WJMZ-HD3. The station claims to play 'everything', with little interruption and commercials, focusing mainly on hits of the 1980s, alongside music from the 1960s through today. The Adult Hits format had previously been heard in the market on WGVC (now WYRD-FM), as "106.3 Charlie FM" from August 2007 until June 2008. Unlike some Adult Hits stations, 97.7 Chuck FM plays no new material; the playlist has a heavy emphasis on the 1970s and 1980s, with some 1990s music included also. An occasional 1960s or early 2000s song is played.

97.7 is not the only "Chuck FM" in South Carolina; WAVF in Charleston carries an adult hits format as "101.7 Chuck FM."

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chuck Hits Greenville, SC

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