WWEL

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WWEL
City of license London, Kentucky
Branding SAM 103.9
Slogan Simply About Music
Frequency 103.9 MHz
First air date 1970 (as WFTG-FM)
Format Adult Hits
ERP 5,400 watts
HAAT 106 meters
Class A
Facility ID 20413
Transmitter coordinates 37°08′30″N 84°04′45″W / 37.14167°N 84.07917°W / 37.14167; -84.07917
Former callsigns WFTG-FM (1970-1979)[1]
Owner Forcht Broadcasting
(F.T.G. Broadcasting, Inc.)
Sister stations WFTG
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.sam1039.com

WWEL (103.9 FM, "SAM 103.9") is a radio station licensed to serve London, Kentucky. The station is owned by Forcht Broadcasting, a Forcht Group of Kentucky Company and licensed to F.T.G. Broadcasting, Inc. It airs an adult hits music format.[2]

The station has been assigned these call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since May 21, 1979.[1] The station had been previously assigned WFTG-FM, after its sister station WFTG (1400 AM). For several years the format was country music before the format change and rebranding of the station to SAM 103.9.

Previous Use of Call Sign[edit]

The call sign WWEL was originally assigned to an AM station licensed to Newton, Massachusetts and a sister FM station licensed to Medford, Massachusetts (both suburbs of Boston). This call sign was used between late 1972 and early 1979. The slogan of the FM station was "All is Well" but the call sign actually stood for Wellington Square in Medford, Massachusetts, where the studios are located. The AM station is now known as WXKS (AM) and carries Bloomberg Financial programming. The FM station became WXKS-FM (Kiss-108) and is a major player in the Boston ADI media market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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