WFOR (AM)

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WFOR
City of license Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Branding The Score
Frequency 1400 kHz
First air date April 1924
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 54612
Transmitter coordinates 31°20′03″N 89°19′08″W / 31.33417°N 89.31889°W / 31.33417; -89.31889
Callsign meaning FORrest County[1]
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Website 1400thescore.com

WFOR (1400 AM, "The Score") is a radio station licensed to serve Hattiesburg, Mississippi, USA. The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications and the broadcast license is held by CC Licenses, LLC.

Programming[edit]

WFOR broadcasts a sports talk format as an affiliate of the FOX Sports Radio Network.[2] Syndicated sports talk programming on WFOR includes The Dan Patrick Show.[3]

History[edit]

The station, established in April 1924, was assigned the WFOR call sign by the Federal Communications Commission.[4]

In September 1998, Radio Hattiesburg, Inc., reached an agreement to sell WFOR to Cumulus Media as part of a multi-station deal valued at a combined $4.5 million.[5][6] The deal was approved by the FCC on December 18, 1998, and the transaction was consummated on April 2, 1999.[7]

In October 2000, Cumulus Media, LLC, announced an agreement to sell this station to Clear Channel Communications as part of a large station swap and sale, including seven Cumulus stations in the Laurel-Hattiesburg radio market.[8] The deal was approved by the FCC on December 19, 2000, and the transaction was consummated on January 18, 2001.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, Bob (June 2, 2009). "Radio/TV Station Call Letter Origins #238". Broadcast Archive. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved June 19, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Where To Tune In To The Dan Patrick Show". DanPatrick.com. Retrieved June 19, 2009. "Hattiesburg, WFOR-AM 1400, 8:00a-11:00a" 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved June 19, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Changing Hands - 1998-09-14". Broadcasting & Cable. September 14, 1998. 
  6. ^ "Cumulus Media Inc acquires WHER-FM, WFOR-AM, Hattiesburg,MS from Radio Hattiesburg". Thomson Financial Mergers & Acquisitions. September 3, 1998. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-19981028EA)". FCC Media Bureau. April 2, 1999. 
  8. ^ Prospect Public Library "Cumulus Media Inc. Announces Several Transactions". Business Wire. October 3, 2000. "Laurel-Hattiesburg, Mississippi (Market Rank #208 of 276) -- WEEZ-AM, WJKX-FM, WHER-FM, WUSW-FM, WMFM-FM, WFOR-AM, WNSL-FM." 
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20000817ADK)". FCC Media Bureau. January 18, 2001. 

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