WGUN

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For Atlanta, Georgia radio station that held the call sign WGUN at 1010 AM from 1963 to 2013, see WTZA.
WGUN
City of license Valdosta, Georgia
Broadcast area Valdosta area
Branding Magic 95
Frequency 950 kHz
First air date 1939 (as WGOV)
Format Urban Adult Contemporary
Power 3,500 watts day
63 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 70511
Transmitter coordinates 30°48′13.00″N 83°21′20.00″W / 30.8036111°N 83.3555556°W / 30.8036111; -83.3555556
Former callsigns WGOV (1939-2013)
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Magic 95 Entertainment
(W.G.O.V., Inc.)

WGUN (950 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Urban Adult Contemporary format. Licensed to Valdosta, Georgia, USA, the station is currently owned by Magic 95 Entertainment.[1]

It is the oldest station in the city. Although the original WGOV call letters are sometimes said to have stood for "Good Old Valdosta", the station name actually derived from its founder, Eurith D. Rivers, who served as governor of Georgia from 1937 to 1941; "Dee" Rivers, the station owner, is his son.

With the inauguration of the Jack the Bellboy program in 1948 with deejay Ben Porter, WGOV was one of the first stations in the country to broadcast rhythm and blues.[citation needed]

On January 25, 2013, the station changed its call sign to WGUN.

On February 1, 2014 WGUN changed their format from regional Mexican to urban adult contemporary.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WGUN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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