WMNP

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WMNP
WMNP logo June 2013.png
City of license Block Island, Rhode Island
Broadcast area Southern Rhode Island/New London
Branding Mixx 99.3
Slogan Playing All Of Today's Hottest Music
Frequency 99.3 MHz/Channel 257
First air date 1988
Format Rhythmic Contemporary
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 78 meters (256 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 71295
Transmitter coordinates 41°10′28″N 71°34′20″W / 41.17444°N 71.57222°W / 41.17444; -71.57222
Former callsigns WITQ (1984-1988)
WBLQ (1988-1996)
WERI-FM (1996-1999)
WADK-FM (1999-2004)
WJZS (2004-2013)[1]
Owner 3G Broadcasting Inc.
Sister stations WADK
Webcast Listen Live
Website mixx993.com

WMNP (99.3 FM, "Mixx 99.3") is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Block Island, Rhode Island. The station is owned by 3G Broadcasting Inc. Its studio is located in Newport, Rhode Island. The signal of the station can be reached well into parts of Cape Cod.

Programming[edit]

WMNP broadcasts a Rhythmic Contemporary music format to Southern Rhode Island and parts of Connecticut and Massachusetts. [2]

History[edit]

Established in 1984 as WITQ. It officially signed on in October 1988 as WBLQ. The WBLQ call letters are now on 1230 AM owned by former WBLQ alum Chris DiPaola. The format was automated adult contemporary until the early 1990s when the station shifted its prgramming to an eclectic album rock format. In 1996 the station was sold to Bear Broadcasting and the call letters changed to WERI-FM. The operation was moved to Newport in 1999 when Astro Tele-communications rebranded the station as Swing FM running a swing, jazz and standards format which WJZS were the calls. The format shifted to adult contemporary again as 99.3 The Bridge, then rebranded as Variety 99.3. In April 2013 3G Broadcasting Inc. purchased WJZS and WADK.

On May 3, 2013 WJZS changed their format to a contemporary hit radio/ Rhythmic format , branded as "Mixx 99.3" under new call letters, WMNP.[3]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. July 1, 2004. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  2. ^ "Winter 2013 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Winter 2013. Retrieved January 26, 2013. 
  3. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/81779/southern-rhode-island-gets-mixxed/

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