WGTX

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For the radio station in DeFuniak Springs, Florida, formerly assigned WGTX, see WDSP.
WGTX
WGTX logo.png
City Truro, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Cape Cod, Massachusetts
Branding "Cape Cod's 102.3, The Dunes"
Frequency 102.3 MHz
First air date August 1999 (1999-08) (part-time, as WCDJ)[1]
August 5, 2007 (2007-08-05) (full-time, as WGTX)[2]
Format Classic hits
ERP 2,150 watts
HAAT 81 meters
Class A
Facility ID 68214
Transmitter coordinates 42°01′20″N 70°04′26″W / 42.0223°N 70.0739°W / 42.0223; -70.0739Coordinates: 42°01′20″N 70°04′26″W / 42.0223°N 70.0739°W / 42.0223; -70.0739
Former callsigns WTUR (1988–1993)
WCDJ (1993–2007)
Affiliations Classic Hits
Owner Dunes 102 FM, LLC
Website dunesradio.com

WGTX (102.3 FM, "The Dunes") is a radio station licensed to Truro, Massachusetts. The station is owned by Dunes 102 FM, LLC.

History[edit]

Shortly after the station was licensed (as WTUR in 1988 and later WCDJ in 1992), the original owners, Truro Wireless, Inc., ran into opposition from the Truro local government, who objected to a radio tower being built within the town limits. Until such a tower was built, the station could not air a regular broadcast schedule. In lieu of a tower, WCDJ would occasionally broadcast just long enough, via a small transmitter, at 340 watts, to keep their FCC license intact. The first of these limited broadcasts occurred in August 1999.[1]

On March 29, 2007, the FCC granted a transfer of the WCDJ license to Dunes 102FM LLC.[3] The new owners got the call letters changed to WGTX, and began full broadcast service as "Dunes 102: Cape Cod's Oldies Radio" on August 5, 2007.[2]

In 2012, the station dropped the "Oldies" moniker from their branding, re-branding themselves as "Cape Cod's 102.3, The Dunes", in light of the format-wide re-branding of 'oldies' stations.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Fybush, Scott (August 27, 1999). "Maine Station Owner Dies in Plane Crash". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved March 15, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b Simon, Clea (2007-08-09). "For old Cape frequency, a new sound and name". The Boston Globe. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details". Federal Communications Commission. 

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