WFSY

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WFSY
WFSY sunny98.5 logo.png
CityPanama City, Florida
Broadcast areaPanama City, Florida
BrandingSunny 98.5
SloganPanama City's Best Variety of Yesterday and Today!
Frequency98.5 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date1971; 48 years ago (1971) (as WGNE-FM)
FormatAdult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
ERP96,000 watts
100,000 watts (W/beam tilt)
HAAT330 meters (1,080 ft)
ClassC0
Facility ID66667
Transmitter coordinates30°30′42.00″N 85°29′17.00″W / 30.5116667°N 85.4880556°W / 30.5116667; -85.4880556
Callsign meaningW Florida SunnY
Former callsignsWGNE-FM (1971-1986)
AffiliationsPremiere Radio Networks
iHeartRadio
OwneriHeartMedia
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stationsWDIZ, WEBZ, WFLF-FM, WPAP-FM
WebcastListen Live
Websitesunny985.iheart.com

WFSY (98.5 FM) is a radio station which normally broadcasts an Adult Contemporary format but during the holidays, broadcasts Christmas music.[1] Licensed to Panama City, Florida, United States, the station also serves the Dothan, AL market. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia and features programming from Premiere Radio Networks.[2] Current morning programming includes that of Murphy, Sam, and Jodi (from 5 AM to 12 PM).

History[edit]

WFSY went on the air as WGNE-FM in 1971, an FM simulcast of AM beautiful music station WGNE. Because of its position at 98.5 MHz, its callsign was advertised as standing for "Genie Ninety Eight", rather than the AM station's, which just represented its tagline, "Genie Radio".

After the AM station was sold to Gulf Coast Community College in 1982, the station flipped to an oldies format, which lasted until 1986.

In 1986, WGNE-FM became WFSY, marketed as "Sunny 98.5", and flipped from oldies to AC.

In 1997, WFSY, WPBH, WDIZ, and WPAP were sold to iHeartMedia (then known as ClearChannel).

Previous logos[edit]

Sunny 98.5 Christmas Logo.png Sunny 98.5 Logo.png

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFSY Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.

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