WDAR-FM

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WDAR-FM
City of license Darlington, South Carolina
Broadcast area Florence, South Carolina
Branding Sunny 105.5
Slogan Positive Hits
Frequency 105.5 MHz
First air date March 1966
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 17,000 watts
HAAT 122 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 3120
Transmitter coordinates 34°18′58.00″N 79°53′17.00″W / 34.3161111°N 79.8880556°W / 34.3161111; -79.8880556
Callsign meaning W DARlington
Former callsigns WMWG (02/08/1988 - 02/07/1990)[1]
Owner Qantum Communications Corporation
(sale to Clear Channel Communications pending)
(Qantum of Florence License Company, LLC)
Sister stations WDSC, WEGX, WJMX, WJMX-FM, WRZE, WWRK, WZTF
Website sunny1055online.com

WDAR-FM (105.5 FM), known as "Sunny 105.5", is a contemporary Christian formatted radio station licensed to Darlington, South Carolina.

History[edit]

Prior to 1990, this station was adult contemporary/oldies.[2] Then it was a classic rock station.[3] It was also a country music radio station[4] known as "Gator 105.5". For many years WDAR-FM played adult contemporary music as Sunny 105.5.[citation needed]

In a deal announced in February 1997, Root Communications Ltd. announced plans to buy eight radio stations owned by Florence-based Atlantic Broadcasting, including WDAR-FM.[5] Qantum Communications Inc. purchased Florence's Root Communications Group LP stations in 2003.[6]

The change to Contemporary Christian took place in September 2013.

On May 15, 2014, Qantum Communications announced that it would sell its 29 stations, including WDAR-FM, to Clear Channel Communications for WALK AM-FM in Patchogue, New York as part of the sale of the WALK stations to Connoisseur Media.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  2. ^ The Broadcasting Yearbook, 1990.
  3. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, 1991.
  4. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, 1995.
  5. ^ Hager-Van Dyke, Charlene (1997-02-20). "Root Communications Eyes 8 Radio Stations In Carolinas". Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved 2011-11-01. 
  6. ^ "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 2003-03-16. Retrieved 2011-10-13. 
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014. 

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