WSMS

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WSMS
City of license Artesia, Mississippi
Broadcast area Columbus-Starkville-West Point
Branding 99.9 The Fox
Slogan North Mississippi's Rock Station
Frequency 99.9 MHz
First air date 1987 (as WZIX)
Format Album-oriented rock (AOR)
ERP 47,000 watts
HAAT 154 meters (505 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 6664
Transmitter coordinates 33°39′14.00″N 88°37′15.00″W / 33.6538889°N 88.6208333°W / 33.6538889; -88.6208333Coordinates: 33°39′14.00″N 88°37′15.00″W / 33.6538889°N 88.6208333°W / 33.6538889; -88.6208333
Former callsigns WZIX (1984-1991)
WJWF-FM (1991-1993)
WQNN (1993-1996)
Affiliations Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Website www.999thefoxrocks.com

WSMS (99.9 FM, "The Fox") is a Mississippi based radio station broadcasting an album-oriented rock (AOR) music format.[1] Licensed to Artesia, Mississippi, USA, the station serves the Columbus-Starkville-West Point area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media and features programing from Premiere Radio Networks.[2]

History[edit]

The Federal Communications Commission issued a construction permit for the station to Bravo Communications, Inc. on May 10, 1984.[3] The station was assigned the call sign WZIX on July 3, 1984, and received its license to cover on July 15, 1987.[4] On June 1, 1991, the station changed its call sign to WJWF-FM. Bravo Communications assigned the station's license to the current owner, Cumulus Media, on February 14, 2002.[5] On April 1, 1993, the station changed its call sign again to WQNN, and on March 1, 1996, to the current WSMS.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  2. ^ "WSMS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 
  6. ^ "WSMS Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009. 

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