WQMV

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WQMV
WQMV logo.jpg
City of license Waverly, Tennessee
Slogan Home of the Oldies
Frequency 1060 kHz
First air date 1963 (as WPHC)
Format Oldies
Power 1,000 watts day
4 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 41866
Transmitter coordinates 36°5′15.00″N 87°51′18.00″W / 36.0875000°N 87.8550000°W / 36.0875000; -87.8550000Coordinates: 36°5′15.00″N 87°51′18.00″W / 36.0875000°N 87.8550000°W / 36.0875000; -87.8550000
Former callsigns WPHC (1963–1995)
Affiliations Cumulus Media
Owner DCDL Media
Website wqmv1060.com

WQMV (1060 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an oldies music format.[1] Licensed to Waverly, Tennessee, USA, the station is currently owned by DCDL Media and features programing from Cumulus Media.

AM 1060 returned to the airwaves in 2005 after the frequency had been silent in Humphreys County for over 10 years.

Broadcasting under the new call letters of WQMV, the station was returned to the airwaves with an undefined music format but with the goal of servicing the communities of Humphreys County.

The station was owned by C&L Broadcasting of Ashland City, Tennessee with a local manager. In 2006, the owners brought in DCDL Media to manage the daily operations, develop a music format and insure coverage of the sports teams of the county’s two high schools.

After studying the local market, the decision was made to create a format that specialized in playing classic rock & roll pulling music from July 1955 through 1985, the golden years of the rock & roll era.

Over the years WQMV has developed one of the largest classic rock libraries in the country and its library and unique format blend has been recognized in national publications as being outstanding.[citation needed]

The station's use of dual streaming channels to cover local sporting events when both of the county's high schools are playing on the same night has also been written up in broadcasting publications and recognized as being an innovative way of avoiding delayed broadcast of school games.[citation needed]

In 2010, C&L Broadcasting made the decision to cease operational service to Humphreys County and to allow the frequency to go dark again. If this plan had gone through it would have left the communities of the county without access to a local radio station. However, in July of that year, DCDL Media entered into an licensing agreement with C&L Broadcasting to take over the station's operating expenses along with its other duties. Later that same year DCDL Media applied to the FCC to purchase WQMV’s license and became the full owner/operator of the station.

The FCC approved DCDL’s purchase of WQMV and issued a federal license in their name. On July 1st 2011, DCDL Media became the owners of WQMV AM 1060 and pledged to the citizens of Humphreys County that they would continue providing great music and support to the community. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Winter 2010. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 
  2. ^ "WQMV Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved 2010-03-27. 

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