WCLN-FM

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WCLN-FM
WCLN logo.jpg
City Clinton, North Carolina
Broadcast area Fayetteville, North Carolina
Branding Christian 107.3
Slogan "Christian Listening Network"
Frequency 107.3 MHz
First air date 1994
Format Christian Contemporary music
ERP 9,200 watts
HAAT 163 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 11066
Transmitter coordinates 35°07′37″N 78°35′19″W / 35.12694°N 78.58861°W / 35.12694; -78.58861
Former callsigns WMXS (09/01/1991-01/29/1994)
WCLN-FM (03/01/1984-09/01/1991)[1]
Owner Christian Listening Network
Sister stations WGQR
Website christian107.com

WCLN-FM (107.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian Contemporary music format. Licensed to Clinton, North Carolina, USA, it serves the Fayetteville area. The station is currently owned by Christian Listening Network.

History[edit]

WCLN-FM signed on in 1984. At one time its format was urban contemporary, and the call letters were once WMXS.[2]

Larry Carr of Clinton operated WCLN, a daytime-only station on 1170, and WCLN-FM (then at 107.1 FM) prior to the 1991 purchase of the 16-year-old stations by Willis Broadcasting Corp. of Norfolk, Virginia. The stations' format would be adult contemporary music and oldies.[3]

WCLN and WCLN-FM were Christian when the FM station increased its power from 3000 to 25,000 watts and moved to 107.3 FM to better cover Fayetteville.[4]

By 1997, WCLN was airing Southern gospel music separately from the FM.[5]

In 2000, WCLN-FM relocated its tower from Salemburg, NC to its current location near Stedman, NC. In conjunction with the tower relocation, the station was granted FCC approval to relocate its Main Studio to Fayetteville, NC.[6]

2004 brought leadership changes to the station. The format drifted from Inspiration to Adult Contemporary (AC) Christian music, becoming a Radio & Records reporting station in early 2005.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Sign History (WCLN-FM)". Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  2. ^ "Raleigh-Durham FM Dial". Archived from the original on 2003-02-01. Retrieved 2010-05-20. 
  3. ^ "Virginia Firm Buys Clinton Radio Station," The Fayetteville Observer, July 13, 1991.
  4. ^ Michael Futch, "It's All Christmas, All the Time at WFLB," The Fayetteville Observer, December 9, 1994.
  5. ^ "The Cape Fear Region's Information Resources," The Fayetteville Observer, March 22, 1997.
  6. ^ On The Air, "Stations on the Move," The Fayetteville Observer, September 20, 2000.
  7. ^ Radio and Records, Reporting Stations, http://www.radioandrecords.com.

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