WKMM

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WKMM
WKMM-FM 2009.PNG
City of license Kingwood, West Virginia
Broadcast area Kingwood, West Virginia
Preston County, West Virginia
Branding "96-7 K-Country"
Slogan "The Best of the New and Gold"'
Frequency 96.7 FM MHz
First air date 1987
Format Country
Power 300 Watts
HAAT 243 meters (797 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 7725
Transmitter coordinates 39°27′29.0″N 79°35′18.0″W / 39.458056°N 79.588333°W / 39.458056; -79.588333
Affiliations AccuWeather Radio
Fox News Radio
Motor Racing Network
Mountaineer Sports Network from IMG
Performance Racing Network
Yahoo! Sports Radio
Owner Neil P. Waldeck
(MarPat Corporation)
Webcast WKMM Webstream
Website WKMM Online

WKMM is a Country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Kingwood, West Virginia, serving Kingwood and Preston County, West Virginia.[1] WKMM is owned and operated by Neil P. Waldeck.[2]

History[edit]

Founded by Sandy Sue Garlitz, WKMM launched on December 2, 1987, and has always had a country format. It was the first FM band station in Preston County.

WKMM had previously went by the branding "96-7 KMM" until 2005, when it began using the "K-Country" moniker. Also in 2005, WKMM began using "StormTracker 12" weather reports over the air from local NBC affiliate, WBOY-TV in nearby Clarksburg.

In December 2009, WKMM became Preston County, West Virginia's first radio station to broadcast live online.

In late 2010, WKMM dropped weather reports from WBOY and began using AccuWeather radio reports, branded as "SkySource Weather".

Ownership/Technical[edit]

WKMM is owned by Reedsville businessman Neil P. Waldeck. From 1992 until 2005, WKMM was owned by Kingwood businessman P.J. Crogan. Studios are located on Main Street in Kingwood with their transmitter along West Virginia Route 7 near Terra Alta, West Virginia.

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