WESP

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WESP
City Dothan, Alabama
Broadcast area Wiregrass Region
Branding 102.5 The Q
Slogan Dothan's Greatest Hits
Frequency 102.5 MHz
First air date 1990
Format Classic Hits
ERP 16,500 watts
HAAT 123 meters (404 feet)
Class C3
Facility ID 6891
Transmitter coordinates 31°15′48.00″N 85°18′24.00″W / 31.2633333°N 85.3066667°W / 31.2633333; -85.3066667
Owner Robert Holladay
(Alabama Media, LLC)
Sister stations WECB, WJRL-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1025theq.com

WESP (102.5 FM, "The Q") is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits music format.[1] Licensed to Dothan, Alabama, USA, the station serves the Wiregrass Region. The station is currently owned by Robert Holladay and licensed to Alabama Media, LLC.[2]

History[edit]

The station's original construction permit was granted by the Federal Communications Commission on June 23, 1989.[3] The station was assigned the WESP call letters on June 3, 1989.[4] WESP received its license to cover on August 27, 1990.[5]

In June 1998, Broadcast Associates reached an agreement to sell WESP to Signal Enterprises, Inc.[6] The FCC approved the deal on June 29, 1998, and the transaction was consummated on July 15, 1998.[6]

In December 1998, Signal Enterprises reached an agreement to sell WESP to Gulf South Communications, Inc.[7] The deal was valued at a reported $1.4 million.[8] The FCC approved the deal on March 8, 1999, and the transaction was consummated on March 29, 1999.[7]

In November 2011, the station was sold to Georgia Edminston's Southeast Alabama Broadcasters, LLC. Edminston, in turn, sold the station to Robert Holladay's Alabama Media, LLC effective December 5, 2012, at a purchase price of $1.2 million.

In November 2012, WESP rebranded from "102.5 The Eagle" to "Retro Radio Q102". In December 2012 WESP rebranded to "102.5 The Q".

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WESP Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19870710MG)". FCC Media Bureau. 1989-06-23. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19890921KE)". FCC Media Bureau. 1990-08-27. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  6. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BALH-19980618GH)". FCC Media Bureau. 1998-07-15. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  7. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BALH-19981229GG)". FCC Media Bureau. 1999-03-29. Retrieved 2008-10-21. 
  8. ^ "Changing Hands - December 14, 1998". Broadcasting & Cable. 1998-12-14. 

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