WUSY

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WUSY
City of license Cleveland, Tennessee
Broadcast area Chattanooga, Tennessee
Branding U.S. 101
Slogan "Chattanooga's Best Country & The Legends"
Frequency 100.7 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
Format Country
WUSY-HD2 96.1 the Beat : Urban AC
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 363 meters
Class C0
Facility ID 12315
Transmitter coordinates 35°12′26.00″N 85°17′10.00″W / 35.2072222°N 85.2861111°W / 35.2072222; -85.2861111
Callsign meaning "US" as in the stations branding "U.S. 101"
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
Sister stations WKXJ, WLND, WRXR-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website us101country.com

WUSY (100.7 FM) "U.S. 101" is a commercial radio station licensed to Cleveland, Tennessee, USA, and broadcasting to the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. The station airs a country music format.

History[edit]

WUSY signed on the air in 1983, replacing short lived automated rock station WQLS. Among the many personalites the station has had some of the most notable including David Earl Hughes, Chip Champman, Jim Copeland, Gene Lovin, Capt. Bobby Bird, Kim Carson, Al McClure, Gene Michales, Joe Blair, Art Sanner, Don Hixson, Bearman and "Big" John Anthony. The original studio was located at the top of the Osborne building in the Eastgate area off of Brainerd road. It moved to its current location on Old Lee Highway in the early 2000s. In 1999, Cumulus Broadcasting owned WUSY, WLOV, WLMX-AM, WKXJ, and WLMX-FM.[1][2] In 2000, Cumulus announced it would buy 11 radio stations in 4 markets from Clear Channel Communications in exchange for 25 radio stations in 5 markets plus cash. WUSY, WLOV, WIIS-AM, WKXJ, and WLMX-FM were included in this transaction.[3] Other Clear Channel stations were WLOV (urban contemporary by this time), sports talk WUUS, CHR WKXJ, active rock WRXR (the former WLMX-FM), and oldies WSGC.[4]

WUSY has consistently scored at the top of the Arbitron ratings since 1991.[5]

In 2006 and 2008, WUSY was Academy of Country Music Station of the Year (medium markets) and in 2009 and 2011 (small markets).[6][7]

Between 1994 and 2009, WUSY was given the CMA Radio Station of the Year award 10 times (1995–2001, 2003, 2005, 2012) and nominated 13 times, after WUSY's long winning streak of 7 years, the CMA decided it was time for some changes and they are:

CMA Broadcast Award winners cannot win the same award in consecutive years. Winners from the previous year are ineligible unless competing in a different category.[8]

After this, WUSY got 3 more CMA awards in 2003, 2005, and 2012.

From 1983 till late 2009 the station used the slogan "Hot Country Favorites", they changed to their current slogan October 2009.

On-air personalities[edit]

The current disc jockeys for WUSY include Bearman & Ken on mornings, Madison on mid-days, Dex and Mo on afternoons, Gator and StyckMan on nights, and After Midnite with Blair Garner overnight. Weekend programming includes "The Crook and Chase countdown show", a Sunday morning gospel program called "The Gospel Road", Kristian Gates, and Angie Ward.

HD channels[edit]

WUSY is currently available in HD Radio. These channels are:

  • HD1 - Chattanooga's Best Country & The Legends
  • HD2 - US101's HD2 The Beat - Urban AC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cumulus Media Continues Expansion". Business Wire. 1998-08-20. Retrieved 2010-12-13. [dead link]
  2. ^ "Cumulus Media Starts New Year by Completing Several Acquisitions". Business Wire. 1999-01-25. Retrieved 2010-12-13. [dead link]
  3. ^ "Clear Channel/Cumulus Swap". Yahoo News. 2000-05-30. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  4. ^ "Chattanooga: No Choo-Choo, Just Towers and Studios". 2002-05-15. Retrieved on 2008/12/10.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  5. ^ "WUSY Country At Top Of The List, Air America Off The Charts," The Chattanoogan, April 5, 2006.
  6. ^ "Underwood, Brooks & Dunn Clean Up at ACM Awards". Fox News. 2006-05-24. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  7. ^ "ACM Announces Off-Camera Awards". allaccess.com. 2008-05-07. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  8. ^ Retrieved on June 19, 2009[dead link]

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