WCMP (AM)

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WCMP
WCMP AM Logo.jpg
City Pine City, Minnesota
Broadcast area East Central Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Branding Classic Hits 106.5FM- Pine Hits 106
Frequency 1350 kHz
Translator(s) 106.5 W293DA (Pine City)
First air date June 13, 1957 (1957-06-13)[1]
Format Classic hits
Power 1,000 watts day
52 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 52622
Transmitter coordinates 45°49′10″N 92°59′45″W / 45.81944°N 92.99583°W / 45.81944; -92.99583Coordinates: 45°49′10″N 92°59′45″W / 45.81944°N 92.99583°W / 45.81944; -92.99583
Owner Alan R. Quarnstrom
(Q Media Properties, LLC)
Sister stations WCMP-FM

WCMP (1350 AM) is a radio station in Pine City, Minnesota. It has a classic hits format, and broadcasts 24 hours a day. The station first signed on in 1957. It started out as a Full Service MOR station broadcasting only through the day hours, but transformed into Full Service AC in the mid-1980s.

It is owned by Alan R. Quarnstrom, through licensee Q Media Properties, and has studios at 15429 Pokegama Lake Rd. This facility is shared with sister station WCMP-FM. Its signal can be heard with in a six-county area.

On September 16, 2016, Red Rock Radio announced that it would sell WCMP and WCMP-FM to Q Media Properties;[2] the sale was completed on November 30, 2016 at a purchase price of $300,000.[3] On April 17, 2017 WCMP changed their format from adult standards to classic hits, branded as "Pine Hits 106".[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-239. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  2. ^ Venta, Lance (September 16, 2016). "Red Rock Radio Continues Sell-Off With Two Deals". RadioInsight. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 2, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ Northpine.com

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