WEMX

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WEMX
Max 94.1 logo.png
City of license Kentwood, Louisiana
Broadcast area Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Branding Max 94.1
Slogan "#1 for Hip-Hop & R&B"
Frequency 94.1 MHz
First air date 1967 (McComb, Mississippi)
1993 (relocated to Kentwood, Louisiana)
Format Rhythmic contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 299 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 58931
Callsign meaning W E MaX
Former callsigns WCCA (1967-1986)
WXLT (1986-1993)
WYCT (1993-1996)
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations WIBR, KQXL, WRQQ, WXOK
Webcast Listen Live
Website max94one.com

WEMX (94.1 FM, "Max 94.1") is a radio station serving the Baton Rouge area. The Cumulus Media station broadcasts with an ERP of 100 kW and is licensed to Kentwood, Louisiana. WEMX broadcasts an Rhythmic contemporary music format.[1] Its studios are located downtown and the transmitter tower is near Clinton, Louisiana.

The station was assigned the WEMX call sign by the Federal Communications Commission on November 1, 1996.[2]

History[edit]

The station originally signed on the air in 1967 in McComb, Mississippi as a country music outlet with the call letters WCCA. They would later change call letters to WXLT in 1986 while retaining the format. In 1993, WXLT relocated its COL to Kentwood, Louisiana and target the Baton Rouge area as WYCT, adopting a "Young Country" presentation in the hopes of attracting a younger audience and lure listeners away from WYNK. By 1996, WYCT changed its call letters to WEMX and adopted the handle Max 94.1 (as in "Maximum Country"), but after three years of trailing WYNK in the ratings, WEMX flipped to R&B/Hip-Hop on January 1, 1997, this after being paired up with the format's previous occupant, KQXL, who immediately shifted to Adult R&B. WEMX also kept the call letters and Max 94.1 handle intact after the switch.

In 1997, Citadel Broadcasting took over ownership of the station, which lasted until September 2011, when Cumulus became the owner after its acquisition of Citadel. In June 2013, WEMX transitioned from Urban to Rhythmic due to the addition of Rhythmic Pop product, resulting in the station being placed on Mediabase's Rhythmic panel that same month, with BDS following suit in May 2014.[3] WEMX's shift to Rhythmic gives Cumulus two Rhythmics in Louisiana, joining sister station KKND/New Orleans.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved June 28, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved June 28, 2009. 
  3. ^ Nielsen BDS monitored reporting stations list

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Coordinates: 30°51′43″N 90°55′34″W / 30.862°N 90.926°W / 30.862; -90.926