WCMI-FM

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WCMI-FM
City of license Catlettsburg, Kentucky
Broadcast area Huntington, West Virginia
Branding 92.7/98.5 The Planet
Frequency 92.7 MHz
Repeaters 98.5 W253BB (Huntington)
First air date 1947
Format Active Rock
ERP 2,350 watts
HAAT 162 meters
Class A
Facility ID 21589
Transmitter coordinates 38°28′02″N 82°35′50″W / 38.46722°N 82.59722°W / 38.46722; -82.59722Coordinates: 38°28′02″N 82°35′50″W / 38.46722°N 82.59722°W / 38.46722; -82.59722
Former callsigns WCMI (1947-70)
WAMX (1970-72)
WCAK (1972-85)
WKQI (1986-88)
WCMI (1988-95)
WRVC (1995-2009)
Affiliations CBS (1945-68)
American FM Network (1968-70)
American Entertainment Network (1972-81)
American Contemporary Network (1981-83)
West Virginia MetroNews
Owner Fifth Avenue Broadcasting Company, Inc. (dba Kindred Communications)
Webcast Listen Live
Website planet927.com

WCMI-FM (92.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Active Rock format. Licensed to Catlettsburg, Kentucky, USA, it serves the Huntington-Ashland radio market. The station is currently owned by Kindred Communications, Inc.

History[edit]

The FM allocation for Catlettsburg, KY at 92.7 MHz originally signed on with the call letters of WCAK in January 1972.[1] Other call signs included the following:

  • WKQI, January 1, 1986
  • WCMI-FM, November 29, 1988
  • WRVC-FM, May 16, 1995 Sunny 92.7[2]

On March 3, 2009, the station retrobranded to 92.7 The Planet WCMI-FM. The station is now 92.7 & 98.5 The Planet WCMI-FM. It is the Tri-State's home for Kentucky Wildcats Basketball. Also the Tri-State's ONLY leader for new rock![3] WCMI-FM was the original call sign for the Ashland, KY FM allocation at 93.7 MHz (now WDGG). That facility had also previously used WRVC-FM in addition to WAMX.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Davidson, J.: Recollections of John Davidson(WCAK was a station located in downtown, Catlettsburg, Ky. and was started and owned by local radio personality, Hal Murphy. It was NOT affiliated with WAMX-FM, which was owned and operated by another former local radio personality, Dick Martin. There is NO inference or claim in my piece, "Recollections of John Davidson", that WCAK was the original sign on for WAMX-FM. {edit per John Davidson, 08/24/14}, History of WCMI, Ashland, KY, 2008
  2. ^ Federal Communications Commission: Call Sign History for Facility ID: 21589, n.d.
  3. ^ Federal Communications Commission: Call Sign History for Facility ID: 21589, n.d.
  4. ^ WCMI-FM/WAMX/WRVC-FM/WDGG Ashland, History of WCMI, Ashland, KY, 2008

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