WCMT-FM

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For the AM radio station in Martin, Tennessee, United States, see WCMT (AM).
WCMT-FM
WCMT-FM logo.jpg
City of license South Fulton, Tennessee
Broadcast area Jackson TN area
Branding Mix 101.3
Frequency 101.3 MHz
Format Adult Contemporary
HAAT 94.0 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 67053
Transmitter coordinates 36°29′0.00″N 88°57′10.00″W / 36.4833333°N 88.9527778°W / 36.4833333; -88.9527778
Affiliations CBS Radio, Dial Global
Owner Thunderbolt Broadcasting Company
Sister stations WCMT (AM), KYTN, WQAK, and WCDZ
Website wcmt.com

WCMT-FM (101.3 FM) is radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary format and is known as "the Best Mix."

Licensed to South Fulton, Tennessee, USA, the station began broadcasting in 1968 and serves the Ken Tenn area (Northwest Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky) area and can be heard in both Jackson and Paducah, Kentucky markets.

The station is owned by Thunderbolt Broadcasting Company and features programing from Westwood One.[1]

Programming[edit]

WCMT FM "Mix 101.3 WCMT" is a contemporary adult hit radio station playing "today's hits" and "yesterday's favorites." Recognizing its local community's needs, WCMT FM combines local news and sports with the best songs on the radio.

WCMT FM is also an affiliate of the Tennessee Titans radio network.[2] WCMT FM studios are located in Martin, Tennessee with WCMT AM and WCDZ FM. WCMT FM serves as the flagship of UT Martin athletics and airs Weakley County High School sports broadcast.

History[edit]

WCMT FM originally began broadcasting in 1968 on 101.7 when then manager Dwight "Duke" Drumm persuaded then owner Jones T. Sudbury to seek an FM frequency so local sports including UT Martin athletic games including football and basketball could be broadcast at night. Prior to this, the games were being tape delayed and aired the next day. The station offered "beautiful music" until about 1978 when a "rock format" debuted. The station then moved to an Oldies and then to the present Adut Contemporary station.

Later, WCMT FM was given permission to increase its power to 22,000 watts by moving its city of license from Martin to South Fulton, Tennessee, changing its frequency to 101.3 which allowed the stations to serve thousands more listeners effective July 28, 2004.

During the transition from 101.7 to 101.3 WCMT FM constructed a new 349 foot tower just off the Ken Tenn highway which allowed WCMT FM to send a powerful signal from Paducah to Jackson, Tennessee. WCMT FM is the most powerful station in the local market.

Thunderbolt Broadcasting also owns and operates WCMT AM 1410, WCDZ FM 95.1, KYTN FM 104.9 AND WQAK FM 105.7. Thunderbolt Broadcasting is a member of the International Broadcaster's Idea Bank, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters. Thunderbolt Broadcasting is a recipient of the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Year" award and is a Tennessee Titans "Partner of the Year." Paul Tinkle is the President of Thunderbolt Broadcasting and has been in radio since 1970 beginning his career at WCMT AM 1410, WCMT-FM's sister station. WCMT-FM rebroadcast its programming on 103.3.

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