WCIG

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WCIG
City of license Dallas, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Frequency 107.7 MHz
First air date October 10, 1990 (as WYMK)
Format Christian radio
ERP 1,250 watts
HAAT 221 meters
Class A
Facility ID 19564
Former callsigns WEMR-FM (1989-1990)
WYMK (1990-1995)
WEMR-FM (1995-2002)
WCWY (2002-2004)
WBZR (2004-2006)
WGMF (2006-2009)
WGMF-FM (2009)
Affiliations Family Life Network
Owner Family Life Ministries, Inc.

WCIG is an American radio station, licensed to Dallas, Pennsylvania. WCIG is owned and operated by Family Life Ministries and is part of the Family Life Network.

History: Beginnings as WYMK[edit]

This station began as WYMK, and was borne out of an effort that began in the mid-1980s with the debut of its AM sister station, WEMR (now WGMF). There was no radio station on the air at that time serving Wyoming County, until a consortium of several local businessmen pooled their resources together to put WEMR on the air. Off to a good, though not overwhelming start, the new company, known as Endless Mountain Broadcasting, Inc., was inspired to put an FM station on the air, with the help of additional investors to build the new station. One of the owner principals of Endless Mountain Broadcasting was local Chevrolet dealer Don Sherwood, who had also served on the local school board for 23 years. He would go on to serve in the U.S. Congress for eight years prior to the turn of the 21st century.

While WEMR was staffed by a live, local, real-time airstaff, the debate was what to program on the new FM station. Much debate was made among the investors, but they finally settled on Unistar's (now Westwood One) "Adult Rock 'n Roll" classic rock format. On October 10, 1990, the station made its debut as WYMK, "Y-107". Prior to the station going on the air, it had been assigned the call letters WEMR-FM when the license was granted a year earlier, but these call letters would not be used on this station again until 1995, and would remain so until 2002.

In 1997, Endless Mountain Broadcasting put both stations up for sale, with both being purchased by Citadel License, Inc. Shortly after the purchase, the operations for both stations were moved to Wilkes-Barre from their original home at the WEMR transmitter site on Wilmar Drive on the outskirts of Tunkhannock.

The call letters were changed from WEMR-FM in 2002 to WCWY, and then to WBZR two years later, to WGMF in 2006, and then to WGMF-FM in June 2009.

WCIG[edit]

The station was most recently branded as "GEM 107.7" and broadcast an Oldies format before being sold to Family Life Ministries. On July 21, 2009, the station started broadcasting the Family Life Network and the call sign was changed to WCIG.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 41°18′54″N 75°53′18″W / 41.3151°N 75.8882°W / 41.3151; -75.8882