WBML

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WBML
City of license Macon, Georgia
Broadcast area Macon area
Slogan Real Country WBML
Frequency 900 kHz
Format Real Country
Power 2,000 watts day
145 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 71216
Transmitter coordinates 32°50′58″N 83°36′6″W / 32.84944°N 83.60167°W / 32.84944; -83.60167Coordinates: 32°50′58″N 83°36′6″W / 32.84944°N 83.60167°W / 32.84944; -83.60167
Affiliations parent company Sun Multimedia,Inc. owns Houston Home Journal newspaper in Perry, GA
Owner Sun Broadcasting,Inc.
Sister stations WXKO-AM 1150, W287BV 105.9
Webcast http://wbmlrealcountry.com/Streaming-Live.html
Website http://www.wbmlrealcountry.com

WBML (900 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Macon, Georgia, USA, the station serves the Macon area. Originally licensed to 1240 kc. on the AM dial, WBML signed on the mid-1940s. During the 1950s and '60s WBML established itself as the station to turn to for breaking news. Station management placed mobile units on the streets of Macon throughout most of the day and night.The air staff included Bob Saggese, a Connecticut native who was also Macon's first television producer and announcer, Gordon Price, Don King, Ken Wickham, Lee Mathis, Oscar Leverette, Sid Ingraham and later Bill Elder in the 70's. In 1976 Prairieland Broadcasters of Decatur, Illinois sold the station to Jack Tyken who changed the format from pop to country. That format change lasted only a few months before the station was sold again and moved from its signature "Peek-A-Blue" building on Macon's Riverside Drive to a location in east Macon. Jim Lee, a Macon city police officer and later a member of the City Council was the station's News Director throughout much of the 1960s. The air staff included two of the city's most popular announcers, Bob Saggese and Don King. After years as a Christian station, WBML was sold to Sun Broadcasting in June 2011 and began programming a Classic/Mainstream Country Format in July 2011.

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