WGMM

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WGMM
WGMM-FM logo.png
City Corning, New York
Broadcast area Elmira, New York
Branding Gem 98.7
Slogan "Your Favorite Music Station!"
Frequency 98.7 MHz
First air date 1989 (as WCBA-FM)
Format Classic Hits
ERP 1,200 watts
HAAT 220 meters (722 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 19651
Transmitter coordinates 42°08′31″N 77°04′40″W / 42.14194°N 77.07778°W / 42.14194; -77.07778
Callsign meaning GMM = "Gem"
Former callsigns WCBA-FM (1987-2005)
WGMM-FM (5/05-6/05)[1]
Owner WS Media
(WS2K Radio LLC)
Sister stations WCBA, WENI, WENI-FM, WENY, WENY-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 987gemfm.com

WGMM (98.7 FM, "Gem 98.7") is a radio station licensed to serve Corning, New York, USA. The station is owned by WS Media and licensed to WS2K Radio LLC.

It broadcasts a classic hits music format to the Elmira, New York, metropolitan area.[2]

History[edit]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on July 2, 1987.[3] The new station was assigned the call letters WCBA-FM by the FCC on December 3, 1987.[1] WCBA-FM received its license to cover from the FCC on March 23, 1990.[4]

In April 1990, licensee Dean J. Slack reached an agreement to sell this station to Eolin Broadcasting, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on May 21, 1990, and the transaction was consummated on June 8, 1990.[5]

Completing a swap between sister stations where the former WGMM became WCBA-FM (now WENI-FM) and this station, WCBA-FM's call letters were changed to WGMM-FM by the FCC on May 16, 2005.[1] Just six weeks later, the station was assigned the current WGMM call letters by the FCC on June 29, 2005.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19860408ME)". FCC Media Bureau. July 2, 1987. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19890216KC)". FCC Media Bureau. March 23, 1990. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19900315ED)". FCC Media Bureau. June 8, 1990. 

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