WIHB (AM)

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WIHB
WIHB TheBull97.3-103.3 logo.png
City Macon, Georgia
Branding 97.3 The Bull Icons
Slogan The Country That Made Macon Great!
Frequency 1280 kHz
Translator(s) 97.3 FM-W247BW (Macon)
103.3 FM-W277CL (Sofkee)
First air date November 14, 1948 (as WIBB)
Format Classic Country
Power 5,000 watts (day)
99 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 41989
Transmitter coordinates 32°48′16″N 83°36′16″W / 32.80444°N 83.60444°W / 32.80444; -83.60444Coordinates: 32°48′16″N 83°36′16″W / 32.80444°N 83.60444°W / 32.80444; -83.60444
Callsign meaning Sister station to WIHB-FM
Former callsigns WIBB (1948-1993)
WKXK (1993-1994)
WIBB (1994-1995)
WQTK (1995-1997)
WLCG (1997-2008)
WIBB (2008-2015)
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(AMFM Radio Licenses, L.L.C.)
Sister stations WIBB-FM, WIHB-FM, WQBZ, WRBV, WMGE, WZCH
Webcast Listen Live
Website 973thebullicons.com

WIHB (1280 AM) is a radio station licensed to Macon, Georgia, USA. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. (formerly Clear Channel Communications) and licensed to AMFM Radio Licenses, LLC.[1]

History[edit]

The station went on the air as WIBB on November 14, 1948.[2] On March 1, 1993, the call sign was changed to WKXK but was changed back to WIBB on November 29, 1994. Then on December 8, 1995, the call sign was changed to WQTK and then on March 31, 1997 to WLCG. On January 17, 2008, the call sign was changed back to WIBB for the third time.[3] The station had been broadcasting a Rhythmic oldies format until it changed to a Talk radio format on October 13, 2008, and then it later on took on a gospel format with the "Halleluah" branding, followed by comedy as "Comedy 1280" and Spanish adult hits as "La Preciosa 1280". On June 1, 2015, it took on a classic country format as "97.3 The Bull Icons" (simulcast on FM translator W247BW 97.3 FM Macon); coincident with the format change, the station's call sign was changed to WIHB.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WIHB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WIBB, I kw Daytimer, Launched at Macon, Ga." (PDF). Broadcasting. November 29, 1948. Retrieved 8 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "WIHB Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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