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|City of license||Sandy Springs, Georgia|
|Broadcast area||Atlanta metro|
|Frequency||830 kHz (AM)|
|Power||50,000 watts (day)
450 watts (night)
|Owner||WFGM Radio Corp.|
WFGM AM 830 was a proposed radio station to be built in Sandy Springs, Georgia, a northern suburb of metro Atlanta. As of October 2009, it had a construction permit but was not on the air. Documents filed with the Federal Communications Commission by station WBIC (now WXFO) AM 810 in Royston, Georgia, which was denied a minor change to its technical facilities due to potential RF interference with WFGM's signal, stated that WFGM “will never, and can never be constructed” The permit was held by WFGM Radio Corp.
WFGM was permitted for 50 kilowatts in the daytime, and 450 watts at night. The mast radiators were designed in a directional array, using three towers in the daytime, and all four at night. These were to be located in the north-central part of Morgan Falls Park, east of Morgan Falls Dam, in north-northwestern Sandy Springs.
The station's city of license was also Sandy Springs, which was earlier the subject of an issue with another station. When an amendment to the FM table of allotments was requested in the 1990s to move 100.5 from Alabama, the owner proposed it be allotted to Sandy Springs. The U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) denied this because of the failure of another station to move, and because Sandy Springs was "not a city" — even though it has long been one of the largest in the state, and was only unincorporated at the time because of a long-standing political blockade. The city was finally allowed to incorporate in late 2005, prior to the initial application for WFGM.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for DWFGM
- Radio-Locator Information on DWFGM
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for DWFGM