WCGX

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WCGX
WGCX-AM 2016.png
City Galax, Virginia
Broadcast area Carroll County, Virginia
Grayson County, Virginia
Branding The Cat
Slogan Rockin' the Blue Ridge
Frequency 1360 AM kHz
First air date February 1, 1947[1]
Format Classic Hits
Oldies[2]
Power 5,000 Watts daytime
31 Watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 68600
Transmitter coordinates 36°39′48.0″N 80°54′52.0″W / 36.663333°N 80.914444°W / 36.663333; -80.914444
Former callsigns WBOB (1947-1997)
WWWJ (1997-2016)[3]
Affiliations Townhall.com Radio News
Virginia News Network
Owner Twin County Broadcasting Corporation
Webcast WCGX Webstream
Website WCGX Online

WCGX is a classic hits and oldies formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Galax, Virginia, serving Carroll and Grayson counties and Independent City of Galax in Virginia.[2] WCGX is owned and operated by Twin County Broadcasting Corporation.[4]

History[edit]

WCGX launched on February 1, 1947, as WBOB. At noon on April 1, 2016, the station changed its format from Southern Gospel to Classic Hits and Oldies, branded as "The Cat".[5] The station also changed its callsign, from WWWJ to WCGX, on the same day.[3][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-564. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  3. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  4. ^ "WCGX Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 
  5. ^ a b Venta, Lance (April 1, 2016). "Classic Rock The Cat Debuts In Galax VA". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved April 1, 2016. 

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