From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
City South Congaree, South Carolina
Broadcast area Columbia & The Midlands
Branding "Gospel 95.3"

"Columbia's Inspiration Station"

"The Music you Love, The Inspiration you remember"
Frequency 95.3 MHz
Translator(s) 95.9 W240AX (Columbia)
First air date October 29, 1993
Format Urban contemporary gospel
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters (328 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 24376
Transmitter coordinates 33° 53' 58" N, 81° 13' 29" W
Owner Glory Communications, Inc.
Sister stations WGCV, WQXL, WLJI
For the Richmond, Virginia radio station, see WFMV (defunct).

WFMV, known as "Gospel 95.3", is a full-time urban contemporary gospel station simulcast located in the Midlands region of South Carolina. WFMV is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to South Congaree, a small village located near Columbia to broadcast on 95.3 FM. WFMV broadcasts with 6 kW of power. Its studios are located just east of downtown Columbia and the transmitter is in Red Bank.


WFMV offers mostly contemporary gospel music with some classics, from artists such as CeCe Winans, Smokie Norful, Mary Mary, Shirley Caesar, John P. Kee, The Georgia Mass Choir, and Kirk Franklin.

Informational programming includes "The Morning Inspirations", "Wellness Watch", "Real Power" (for voters), "Kid's Korner" and "Watchdog" (for consumers). On weekends, "I-95" covers community issues.

WFMV is part of the Glory Radio Network along with WTUA, WLJI, WPDT and WSPX.[1]


WFMV is relayed by an additional translator to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W240AX 95.9 Columbia, South Carolina 13 D FCC


In early 1991, WKWQ (now known as WZMJ) changed frequencies from 95.3 to 93.1, leaving the 95.3 frequency open. The frequency was reallocated to South Congaree by the FCC and after 2 years, the license was awarded to Glory Communications, a group led by former WWDM sales manager/media specialist Alex Snipe. WFMV signed on the air October 29, 1993 with its present format.[2] The call letters, WFMV, had been previously assigned to an FM radio station in Blairstown, New Jersey.

WFMV was named Southeast Music Award station of the year in 1995.[1] On March 24, 1997, WLJI signed on the air as a full-time simulcast of WFMV.


  1. ^ a b "About Glory Communications, Inc.". Retrieved 2011-10-12. 
  2. ^ "Contemporary Gospel Station Makes Debut Today", The State, October 29, 1993.

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 33°53′58″N 81°13′29″W / 33.89944°N 81.22472°W / 33.89944; -81.22472