WVRX

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WVRX
WVRX-FM 2013.jpg
City of license Maryville, Tennessee
Broadcast area Knoxville, Tennessee
Branding "95-7 The X"
Frequency 95.7 FM MHz
First air date 1990 (as WGAP-FM)
Format Active Rock
Power 6,000 Watts
HAAT 98 meters (322 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 23332
Transmitter coordinates 35°49′53.0″N 84°01′25.0″W / 35.831389°N 84.023611°W / 35.831389; -84.023611
Callsign meaning W V Rock X
Former callsigns WYNQ (1988-1990, CP)
WGAP-FM (1990-1999)
WTXM (1999-2000)
WTXM-FM (2000-2005)
WQJK (2005-2013)
Owner South Central Communications
(Sale Pending to Midwest Communications)
Sister stations WIMZ-FM, WJXB-FM
Webcast WVRX Webstream
Website WVRX Online

WVRX (95.7 FM) is an Active Rock formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Maryville, Tennessee, serving Knoxville, Tennessee. WVRX is owned and operated by South Central Communications.[1]

History[edit]

Logo used during the "Jack FM" format.

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on August 11, 1988.[2] The new station was assigned the call sign WYNQ by the FCC on August 18, 1988.[3] The station, still under construction, applied for a new call sign as was granted WGAP-FM on January 11, 1990.[3] WGAP-FM received its license to cover from the FCC on December 21, 1990.[4]

In November 1996, Gateway Broadcasting Corporation reached an agreement to sell this station to WGAP Broadcasting Corporation. The deal was approved by the FCC on December 2, 1996, and the transaction was consummated on January 1, 1997.[5]

In January 1999, WGAP Broadcasting Corporation reached an agreement to sell this station to Sounth Central Communications Corporation. The deal was approved by the FCC on January 29, 1999, and the transaction was consummated on February 25, 1999.[6] The new owners had the FCC change the call sign to WTXM on April 16, 1999, and again to WTXM-FM on August 23, 2000.[3] To accompany a format change to adult hits and a "Jack FM" branding, the station's call sign was changed to WQJK on October 28, 2005.[3] WRJK simulcast WQJK until 2012. On August 13, 2012, WQJK flipped to Top 40 as "95.7 Power FM"[7]

At midnight EDT on October 14, 2013, WQJK became WVRX and picked up the active rock format formerly on WNFZ, branding itself as "95-7 The X".[8] WVRX simulcasted on WNFZ until November 1.[8] On November 1, ownership of WNFZ was returned to John W. Pirkle and that station switched to News/Talk.[9]

It was announced on May 28th, 2014, that Midwest Communications will purchase 9 of the 10 Stations owned by South Central Communications. (This includes WVRX along with Sister Stations WIMZ-FM & WJXB-FM) With this purchase, Midwest Communications will expand its portfolio of stations to Evansville, Knoxville and Nashville.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVRX Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19860730MJ)". FCC Media Bureau. August 11, 1988. 
  3. ^ a b c d "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved July 24, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details ()". FCC Media Bureau. December 21, 1990. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19961118GG)". FCC Media Bureau. January 1, 1997. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details". FCC Media Bureau. February 25, 1999. 
  7. ^ "WQJK Ditches Jack For Top 40 '95.7 Power'" from All Access (August 13, 2012)
  8. ^ a b Venta, Lance (October 14, 2013). "Knoxville’s X Makes Its Move to 95.7". Radio Insight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved October 13, 2013. 
  9. ^ Venta, Lance (November 3, 2013). "WNFZ Flips To News/Talk". Radio Insight. RadioBB Networks. Retrieved November 3, 2013. 
  10. ^ Midwest Communications Acquires South Central Communications

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