WGMW

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WGMW
City of license LaCrosse, Florida
Broadcast area Gainesville, Florida
Branding Gold 99 FM
Frequency 99.5 MHz
First air date 1986
Format Adult Standards
ERP 2,200 watts
HAAT 144 meters
Class A
Facility ID 76433
Former callsigns WBEQ (7/1998-10/1998)
WWFX (1998-1999)
WQVR (3/1999-4/1999)
WRKG (4/2/1999)
WBXY (1999-2014)
Owner Ricardo Arroyo
(RDA Broadcast Holdings, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website gold99fm.com

WGMW is a commercial radio station in LaCrosse, Florida, broadcasting to the Gainesville, Florida area on 99.5 FM. The station was owned by JVC Media and previously had broadcast a Dance Top 40 format billed as "Party 99.5," whose direction was patterned after its sister station in Long Island, New York, WPTY. Prior to the flip on June 1, 2013, it had programmed a News/Talk format as 99.5 The Star.[1] On December 26, 2013, WBXY and its Dance format moved over to WXJZ,[2] where they simulcasted until January 2014, when JVC announced the sale of the station to RDA Broadcast Holdings, LLC, who on June 4, 2014, flipped WBXY to a simulcast of WGMA, a new station that signed on at 99.7 and serving the Ocala area.[3]

The sale to RDA Broadcast Holdings, at a price of $3.5 million, was consummated on June 3, 2014.

The station changed its call sign to the current WGMW on June 5, 2014.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Clark, Anthony (May 30, 2013). "New owners swiftly pull the plug on local political talk show". The Gainesville Sun. Retrieved May 30, 2013. 
  2. ^ Gainesville's Party On The Move from Radio Insight (December 19, 2013)
  3. ^ JVC Spins Off WBXY Gainesville from Radio Insight (January 20, 2014)

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Coordinates: 29°44′24″N 82°23′10″W / 29.740°N 82.386°W / 29.740; -82.386