WSOS (AM)

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WSOS
City of license St. Augustine Beach, Florida
Broadcast area St. Augustine, Florida
Branding WSOS 99.5 FM
Slogan St. Augustine's Home for the Greatest Songs of All Time.
Frequency 1170 kHz
Translator(s) 99.5 W258BF (St. Augustine)
First air date October 15, 1986 (as WAIA)
Format Classic Hits
Power 710 watts day
Class D
Facility ID 70404
Transmitter coordinates 29°55′5.00″N 81°23′26.00″W / 29.9180556°N 81.3905556°W / 29.9180556; -81.3905556
Callsign meaning Was the sister station of the original WSOS, now WSOS-FM.
Former callsigns WAIA (1986–1990)
WHWY (1990–1992)
WKLN (1992–2003)
Owner Kevin Geddings
(GLK Consultants LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website staugustineradio.com

WSOS (1170 AM) is a radio station which is broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to St. Augustine Beach, Florida, USA, the station serves the St. Augustine area. The station is currently owned by Kevin Geddings through licensee GLK Consultants LLC of St. Augustine, Florida.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WAIA on October 15, 1986. On February 1, 1990, the station changed its call sign to WHWY, then it changed again on September 4, 1992 to WKLN & on February 18, 2003 to the current WSOS.[2] WSOS went silent on June 30, 2010 after a dispute with the owner of the property on which its tower sits. It has currently resumed broadcasting.

Kevin Leslie Geddings, then known on air as "Kevin Leslie" & also then-husband of WFOY owner Kris Phillips was sentenced on May 7, 2007 due to an October 2006 conviction of 5 counts of fraud when he served as the state lottery commissioner in North Carolina. Phillips was sentenced to serve 4 years in federal prison in Jesup, Georgia as well as to pay a $25,000 fine. [3] In 2010 the conviction was overturned and he was exonerated when it was determined the rules of law were not applied properly to his case.

Translator[edit]

Broadcast translators of WSOS
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info Notes
W258BF 99.5 St. Augustine, Florida 151917 36 0 m (0 ft) D 29°51′27″N 81°20′12″W / 29.85750°N 81.33667°W / 29.85750; -81.33667 FCC Construction permit to increase power to 200 watts.

References[edit]

  • 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-79

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