WNGH-FM

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WNGH-FM
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City of license Chatsworth, Georgia
Branding GPB Radio
Frequency 98.9 MHz
Format Public radio
Audience share 0.5, #20 (Fa'07, R&R[1])
ERP 420 watts
HAAT 527 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 2309
Transmitter coordinates 34°45′6″N 84°42′54″W / 34.75167°N 84.71500°W / 34.75167; -84.71500
Callsign meaning N orth Georgia Highlands
Former callsigns WQMT (to 4/2008)
Affiliations American Public Media, National Public Radio, Public Radio International
Owner Georgia Public Broadcasting
(The Foundation for Public Broadcasting in Georgia, Inc.)
Webcast Listen Live
Website gpb.org/radio/

WNGH-FM (98.9 FM) is an NPR-member public radio station (via its radio network), licensed to Chatsworth, Georgia, USA. The station is currently owned by Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), which the station simulcasts all radio programming from. It transmits from atop a mountain in the west-southwest part of Fort Mountain State Park (not Fort Mountain itself), having moved in May 2008 to be with WNGH-TV 18, also a GPB station.

Sale to GPB[edit]

On December 21, 2007, North Georgia Radio Group entered into an agreement to sell the station, then known as WQMT, to The Foundation For Public Broadcasting In Georgia, Inc., which shares the same street address as GPB headquarters in Atlanta.[2] The sale was approved by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on April 9, 2008.[3] Pending the sale, GPB reserved the call sign WNGH-FM for the station, to be assigned upon consummation.[4] GPB also chose to change the callsign of WCLP-TV 18 to WNGH-TV after 40 years, even though WCLP-FM was available for the new radio station. The station switched from its previous classic country format (as "Georgia 99") to GPB on January 2, 2008, and later moved to the WNGH-TV tower around May 2008.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Chattanooga Market Ratings". Radio and Records. 
  2. ^ "Asset Purchase Agreement". FCC. 2008-01-02. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details". FCC CDBS Database. 2008-04-09. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 
  4. ^ "Media Bureau Call Sign Actions". FCC. 2008-03-24. Retrieved 2008-04-16. 

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