WWMY

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WWMY
City Beech Mountain, North Carolina
Branding Highway 106.1 & 102.3
Slogan The Best Country
Frequency 102.3 MHz
Format Country (WMMY simulcast)
ERP 1,500 watts
HAAT 596.6 meters
Class A
Facility ID 22224
Transmitter coordinates 36°11′3.00″N 81°52′48.00″W / 36.1841667°N 81.8800000°W / 36.1841667; -81.8800000
Callsign meaning Variation of sister station WMMY
Former callsigns WAOH (1993)
WECR (1993-1996)
WECR-FM (1996-2014)
Affiliations CBS Radio
Owner Curtis Media Group
Sister stations WMMY, WZJS, WATA, WECR, WXIT
Website highway-106-1fm-and-102-3fm online

WWMY (102.3 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format, simulcasting WMMY 106.1 FM Jefferson, North Carolina.[1] Licensed to Beech Mountain, North Carolina, USA, the station is currently owned by Curtis Media Group and features programming from CBS Radio.[2]

History[edit]

After buying WJTP in 1996, Steve Rondinaro's Rondinaro Broadcasting changed that station's call letters to WECR and started WECR-FM, along with buying WXIT.

In 2003, the stations were sold to Aisling Broadcasting (Jonathon Hoffman, managing member) for $2.2 million.[3]

This added to Aisling's holdings since they had also purchased in September 2003 (from Highland Communications) WATA & WZJS for a price of $2.2 million,[4] and WMMY(from Dale Hendrix) in 2004 for $1.58 million.[5]

Aisling went into receivership, and George Reed of Media Services Group was appointed to manage the stations until a buyer was found.[6] Later in the year, Curtis Media Group purchased the stations.[7]

On February 24, 2013, WECR-FM changed their format from adult contemporary Mix 102.3 to country, simulcasting WMMY 106.1 FM. On February 28, 2014, the station changed their call sign to the current WWMY.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WWMY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 2003-10-12. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  4. ^ "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 2003-09-28. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  5. ^ "Changing Hands". Broadcasting & Cable. 2004-03-07. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 
  6. ^ Scott Nicholson, "Receivership: Local Stations Seek Buyer," The Watauga Democrat, March 14, 2008.
  7. ^ "Transactions for Oct. 10, 2008". Radio and Records. Retrieved 2011-10-18. 

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