|City of license||Gray Court, South Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Greenville/Spartanburg, South Carolina|
|Slogan||"Today's Best Country"|
|First air date||November 1960|
|Former callsigns||WLBG-FM (1960s-1970s)
|Owner||Clear Channel Communications|
|Sister stations||WMYI, WESC-FM, WROO|
WSSL-FM is a country music music radio station licensed to Gray Court, South Carolina and serves the Upstate region, including Greenville and Spartanburg. The Clear Channel Communications outlet is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast at 100.5 MHz with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 100 kW. The station goes by the name Whistle 100 and its current slogan is "Today's Best Country."
The playlist consists primarily of hit country music from the 1990s to the present day.
100.5 signed on in November 1960 as WLBG-FM, the FM sister to WLBG 860 AM in Laurens. It became WGXL in the 70s when it moved the tower to Gray Court and increased the power. At the time, well known local broadcast personality Monty Dupuy moved him morning show from WFBC to what was then called XL Stereo 100. Former WFBC-TV news director Dave Partridge also provided news on the station during this time.
WGXL was sold in the early 80s to Keymarket Group, which took the station country in September 1981 as WSSL and moved it into the Greenville-Spartanburg market.
The station is now owned by Clear Channel Communications, along with fellow country station WESC-FM. Musically, the stations are similar, with WESC playing some more gold/classic country songs. By the late 2000s, WSSL had emerged as the leading country music station in upstate South Carolina. The station is home to the popular Ellis & Bradley morning show. Beginning in May 2009, WSSL began airing the syndicated After Midnite With Blair Garner.
- WSSL-FM official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WSSL
- Radio-Locator information on WSSL
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WSSL
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