WGSP-FM

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WGSP-FM
City of license Pageland, South Carolina
Broadcast area Charlotte, North Carolina
Branding Latina 102.3
Frequency 102.3 MHz
Format Tropical music / Latin Pop
ERP 2,550 watts
HAAT 156 meters (512 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 57452
Transmitter coordinates 34°53′57″N 80°25′46″W / 34.89917°N 80.42944°W / 34.89917; -80.42944
Former callsigns WCPL-FM (1978-1989)
WMAP-FM (1989-1999)
WRML (1999-2007)[1]
Owner Norsan Broadcasting
(Norsan Media Group of South Carolina, LLC)
Webcast UStream.TV Audio/Video Webcast
Website latina1023.com

WGSP-FM ("Latina 102.3 FM") is a radio station licensed to the community of Pageland, South Carolina, and serving the greater Charlotte, North Carolina, area. The station is owned by Norsan Broadcasting of Atlanta, Georgia.[2] It airs a Tropical music / Latin Pop format.[3]

History[edit]

WCPL-FM was located in Pageland, South Carolina. In 1989, the station became WMAP-FM and began airing the same programming as WMAP in Monroe, North Carolina.[4] After WMAP-AM went off the air,[5] the FM, later known as WRML, played Southern gospel music. In 2006, Norsan took over the station and made plans to move the transmitter closer to the metropolitan area.[6] The programming was also aired on WXNC, at 1060 AM and WGSP, at 1310 AM.[7] Charlotte listeners began receiving the stronger signal in September 2007.[7]

The station was assigned the WGSP-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on September 26, 2007.[1]

On January 1, 2009, "La Raza" began airing on WOLS, which Norsan Media began leasing, and WGSP-FM simulcast WOLS for a short time before a switch to tropical music / Latin pop format.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ a b Washburn, Mark (2008-11-20). "106.1 FM Will Shift to All-Spanish". The Charlotte Observer. 
  4. ^ Stowe, Gene (1989-06-24). "Monroe's WMAP Radio Picks Up S.C. Station". The Charlotte Observer. 
  5. ^ Lyttle, Steve (1997-03-21). "New Radio Station Will Slip Into Old Spot on the Dial". The Charlotte Observer. 
  6. ^ Ordoñez, Franco (2006-03-01). "City's Top Spanish-Language Radio Station Leaping to FM - WGSP-AM Will Begin Simulcasting Today on WRML 102.3". The Charlotte Observer. 
  7. ^ a b Washburn, Mark (2007-09-25). "New Radio Station Is on the Air". The Charlotte Observer. 

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