WIXV

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WIXV
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City of license Savannah, Georgia
Broadcast area Savannah, Georgia
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Branding I-95
Slogan "The Rock of Savannah"
Frequency 95.5 MHz
First air date 1972 (as WSGF)
Format Rock
ERP 98,000 watts
HAAT 301.2 meters
Class C1
Facility ID 54799
Callsign meaning W I X V, the IX and V stand for Roman numerals 9 and 5
Former callsigns WSGF (1972-1983)
Owner Cumulus Broadcasting
Sister stations WBMQ, WEAS-FM, WJCL-FM, WJLG, WZAT
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Website rockofsavannah.net

WIXV (95.5 FM, "I-95") is a Rock formatted radio station targeted to Savannah, Georgia, United States. It is owned by Cumulus Broadcasting.

History[edit]

The station started as in 1972 as WSGF (95SGF), a Top 40-leaning adult contemporary station. The station was highly successful against other competitors such as 1400 AM and Z102. By 1983, seeing the gap left by Wave 97 when they dropped album rock earlier that year, WSGF had become WIXV and added more hard rock to the playlist. In 1986 I-95 became Savannah's full-time rock station.

Programming[edit]

The station's slogan is "The Rock of Savannah".

In 2005-2006 the night DJ was named "Caveman"[1] and was #1 nights for 2 years. Don Scott (who moved from Miami to Savannah) became the stations Program Director and from that point on, I-95 has remained the dominant leader in the rock format. Serving the Savannah / Hilton Head markets. Don worked at rock stations in Miami and Ft Lauderdale.

At the start of 2014, I-95 created controversy by dropping the John Boy and Billy Big Show and replacing it with the Bob and Tom show. The radio station is Mainstream Rock, with Don Scott and Mike Miller being the main DJs, flanked Casey (pt)and others on a part-time staff as well.

WIXV / I-95 has maintained their major market sound even though located in the smaller market of Savannah Georgia. Leading the pack in promotions> giving away cruises, motorcycles, trucks, cash and concert tickets. They were also the first to have a live band on their float during the city's huge St. Patrick's Day Parade.

The station takes its I-95 branding from Interstate 95, which runs through the Savannah area, only skirting city proper on the west.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.cavemanradio.com Retrieved 2008-11-06

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 32°03′29″N 81°20′17″W / 32.058°N 81.338°W / 32.058; -81.338