WBIP

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WBIP
WBIP station logo.png
CityBooneville, Mississippi
BrandingThe Dove 99.7 FM/1400 AM
Frequency1400 kHz
Translator(s)99.7 W259CP (Booneville)
First air dateSeptember 1, 1950[1][2]
FormatContemporary Christian
Power1,000 watts
ClassC
Facility ID71213
OwnerThe Eagle Radio Group, Inc.
(Community Broadcasting Services of Mississippi, Inc.)
WebcastListen live
Websitehttp://www.wbipradio.com

WBIP (1400 AM) is a radio station licensed to Booneville, Mississippi, United States. The station airs a Contemporary Christian format, and is owned by Community Broadcasting Services of Mississippi, Inc.[3]

History[edit]

WBIP began broadcasting on September 1, 1950.[2][1] It aired block programming and was owned by E. O. Roden.[1][4] Elvis Presley was interviewed on the station in February 1955.[5][1]

A country music format was aired in the 1970s and 1980s.[6][7][8][9] By 1993, southern gospel programming was added.[2] In 1995, the station was sold to Community Broadcasting Services of Mississippi, along with 99.3 WBIP-FM, for $400,000.[10] It became a Real Country affiliate later that year.[11] In 1997, the station adopted a sports talk format.[12] By 2003, the station had adopted a classic country format.[13] The station also aired southern gospel block programming, which would eventually become its primary format.[1][14][15] By 2019, the station had adopted a Christian contemporary format.[16]

Translator[edit]

WBIP is also heard on 99.7 MHz, through a translator in Booneville, Mississippi.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
FCC info
W259CP 99.7 Booneville, Mississippi 152557 250 88 m (289 ft) FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Morris, M. Scott. "60th Anniversary: Radio's WBIP earns its 'old media' title", Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal. August 22, 2010. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1993, Broadcasting & Cable, 1993. p. B-196. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  3. ^ "WBIP Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  4. ^ History Cards for WBIP, fcc.gov. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  5. ^ "With the Jockeys", Billboard. February 19, 1955. p. 49. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  6. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1976, Broadcasting, 1976. p. C-108. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  7. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1980, Broadcasting, 1980. p. C-124. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  8. ^ Broadcasting/Cablecasting Yearbook 1985, Broadcasting/Cablecasting, 1985. p. B-149. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  9. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1989, Broadcasting & Cable, 1989. p. B-163. Retrieved April 27, 2019.
  10. ^ "Transactions", Radio & Records. August 11, 1995. p. 8. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  11. ^ "Format Changes", The M Street Journal. Vol. 12, No. 49. December 6, 1995. p. 1. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  12. ^ "Format Changes & Updates", The M Street Journal. Vol. 14, No. 49. December 10, 1997. p. 1. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  13. ^ Devine, Cathy (2003). The M Street Radio Directory. Twelfth Edition. p. 330. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  14. ^ "Station Sales Week of 7/14", Radio Insight. July 14, 2017. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  15. ^ "Eagle Radio Group to LMA Tupalo Pair", Radio Insight. April 16, 2018. Retrieved April 28, 2019.
  16. ^ "WBIP is your all new Contemporary Christian Music Source......in North Mississippi!". WBIP. Archived from the original on April 28, 2019. Retrieved May 3, 2019.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°38′21″N 88°34′33″W / 34.63917°N 88.57583°W / 34.63917; -88.57583