WKCN

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WKCN
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City of license Fort Benning South, Georgia
Broadcast area Columbus, Georgia
Branding Kissin' 99.3
Slogan "New Hot Country!"
Frequency 99.3 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 106.5 W293BV (Cuthbert, relays HD3)
106.9 W295AY (Crystal Valley, relays HD2)
First air date 1992
Format FM/HD1: Country
HD2: Active rock "106.9 Rocks"
HD3: Urban Contemporary "Hip Hop 106.5"
ERP 29,000 watts
HAAT 166.9 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 54670
Transmitter coordinates 32°15′24″N 85°00′08″W / 32.25667°N 85.00222°W / 32.25667; -85.00222
Owner PMB Broadcasting
Sister stations WRLD-FM, WCGQ, WRCG
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Website kissin993.com
1069rocks.com (HD2)

WKCN (99.3 FM), known as "Kissin 99.3", is a radio station licensed to Fort Benning South/Columbus, and serving the greater Columbus, Georgia, area.

Programming[edit]

Kissin 99.3 began broadcasting country music in 1992, and remains a country music radio station today. Current on-air personalities include Bear O'Brian (Wade Collier), Mike Kelly in the Midday, Dave Arwood in the Afternoon drive, Monday through Friday. WKCN-FM also carries American Country Countdown with Kix Brooks on Sunday nights.

Ownership[edit]

In December 2002, McClure Broadcasting, Inc., (Chuck McClure Jr., president) reached an agreement to sell this station to Archway Broadcasting Group (Al Vicente, president/CEO). This was part of a four-station deal, along with WRLD-FM, WRCG, and WCGQ, for a reported combined sale price of $15 million.[1] At the time of the sale, WKCN carried a country music format.

On July 31, 2008, local investment group PMB Broadcasting LLC (headed up by Jim Martin) purchased this station along with Columbus-area sister stations WRCG-AM, WRLD-FM and WCGQ-FM from Archway Broadcasting Group LLC for a reported sale price of $7.2 million.[2] At the time of the sale, the station carried and continues to carry a country music format. PMB Broadcasting LLC has since added WLTC to its list of stations owned.

Former on-air personalities[edit]

  • Jody Van Alin - currently JVA Promotions
  • Rimi Daniels - currently doing TV and Radio voiceovers
  • Jeff Harris - currently Singer @ Irish Kevins in Key West, FL.
  • Rick Hunter (Rick Bartlett) - currently Program Director/Morning Show Host in Iowa.
  • Shawn Hamilton - currently Mornings @ WJCL-FM in Savannah, GA.
  • Dave Kelly - currently Market Manager for Citadel Nashville
  • Sharon Green - currently Mornings @ WKSF-FM Asheville, N.C.
  • Robin Lee - Marketing Coordinator for the Columbus Civic Center
  • Tom McK - currently Big Country USA (Syndicated Radio Show Host)
  • Miller Robson - currently Promotions/Marketing Coordinator and midday anchor for WLTZ NBC-38 (returned to Kissin' 99.3 in October 2011)
  • James Steele - currently Affiliate Relations Manager of The Louisiana Network and owner of JMG Productions in Baton Rouge, LA.
  • Keni Thomas - Nashville singer and songwriter ("Not Me" w/Vince Gill)
  • Wild Bill McKubby - currently Mornings @ KYSM-FM in Mankato, MN.
  • Johnny West - moved on to spend two years at WKHX KICKS 101.5 Atlanta; can be reached at DawsonvilleCountry at gmail.com
  • Andy Woods - currently Afternoons at 97-5 WCOS-FM Columbia, S.C. and voicetracks Afternoons for Cat Country 107.1 in Ft. Myers FL & Nights for 99.9 Kiss Country (WKSF-FM) Asheville, N.C.
  • Robert Criss (Robert Alford) - After nearly thirty years, left radio in 2011 and currently is in the medical field

Translators[edit]

WKCN airs its HD2 and HD3 formats on the following translators:

Broadcast translators of WKCN-HD2
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W295AY 106.9 Crystal Valley (Columbus, Georgia) 250 D FCC
Broadcast translators of WKCN-HD3
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W299AX 107.7 Columbus, Georgia 250 D FCC
Broadcast translators of WKCN-HD4
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W293BV 106.5 Cuthbert, Georgia 250 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Changing Hands - 1/20/2003". Broadcasting & Cable. 2003-01-20. 
  2. ^ "Deals - 8/18/2008". Broadcasting & Cable. 2008-08-18. 

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