WCMT-FM

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
WCMT-FM
WCMT-FM logo.jpg
City South Fulton, Tennessee
Broadcast area Jackson TN area
Branding Mix 101.3
Frequency 101.3 MHz
Format Adult Contemporary
HAAT 94.0 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 67053
Transmitter coordinates 36°29′0.00″N 88°57′10.00″W / 36.4833333°N 88.9527778°W / 36.4833333; -88.9527778
Affiliations CBS Radio, Dial Global
Owner Thunderbolt Broadcasting Company
Sister stations WCMT (AM), KYTN, WQAK, and WCDZ
Website wcmt.com

WCMT-FM (101.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an Adult Contemporary format and is known as "the Best Mix."

Licensed to South Fulton, Tennessee, USA, the station began broadcasting in 1968 and serves the Ken Tenn area (Northwest Tennessee and Southwest Kentucky) and can be heard in both Jackson and Paducah, Kentucky markets.

The station is owned by Thunderbolt Broadcasting Company and features programming from Westwood One.[1]

Programming[edit]

WCMT FM "Mix 101.3 WCMT" is a contemporary adult hit radio station playing "today's hits" and "yesterday's favorites." Recognizing its local community's needs, WCMT FM combines local news and sports with the best songs on the radio.

WCMT FM is also an affiliate of the Tennessee Titans radio network.[2] WCMT FM studios are located in Martin, Tennessee with WCMT AM and WCDZ FM. WCMT FM serves as the flagship of UT Martin athletics and airs Weakley County High School sports broadcast.

History[edit]

WCMT FM originally began broadcasting in 1968 on 101.7, when manager Dwight "Duke" Drumm persuaded owner Jones T. Sudbury to seek an FM frequency so local sports, including UT Martin athletic games, could be broadcast at night. Prior to this, the ballgames were being taped and aired the next day. The station offered "beautiful music" until about 1978, when a "rock format" debuted. The station then moved to an Oldies format and then to the present Adult Contemporary station.

Effective July 28, 2004, WCMT FM was given permission to increase its power to 22,000 watts by moving its city of license from Martin to South Fulton, Tennessee, and changing its frequency to 101.3 which allowed the stations to serve thousands more listeners.

During the transition from 101.7 to 101.3, WCMT FM constructed a new 349-foot tower off the Ken Tenn highway near South Fulton which allowed WCMT FM to send a powerful signal that stretched to Paducah and Jackson, Tennessee. WCMT FM is the most powerful station in the immediate local market and also rebroadcasts its programming on 103.3 FM.

Thunderbolt Broadcasting also owns and operates WCMT AM 1410 with channels 100.5 and 99.7 that rebroadcast all WCMT AM programming, along with WCDZ FM 95.1, KYTN FM 104.9 and WQAK FM 105.7. The company is a member of the International Broadcaster's Idea Bank, the National Association of Broadcasters, the Kentucky Broadcasters Association and the Tennessee Association of Broadcasters, a recipient of the Weakley County Chamber of Commerce "Business of the Year" award, and a Tennessee Titans "Partner of the Year."

Paul Tinkle is the President of Thunderbolt Broadcasting and has been in radio since 1970, beginning his career at WCMT.

References[edit]

External links[edit]