WIOV-FM

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WIOV-FM
WIOV.png
CityEphrata, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaLancaster, Pennsylvania
Reading, Pennsylvania
BrandingThe Big I 105
Slogan"Pennsylvania's Country Leader"
Frequency105.1 MHz
Repeater(s)See § Stations
First air date1962
FormatCountry
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT214 meters (702 ft)
ClassB
Facility ID55308
Transmitter coordinates40°10′30.00″N 76°09′31.00″W / 40.1750000°N 76.1586111°W / 40.1750000; -76.1586111 (NAD27)
Callsign meaningIOV = "105"
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.wiov.com

WIOV-FM (105.1 FM, "The Big I 105") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Ephrata, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Radio License Holding CBC LLC, a part of Cumulus Media, and broadcasts a country format. The station's headquarters are located on South Reading Road, along PA 272, at Rothsville Road in Ephrata, Pennsylvania. Its broadcast tower is located near Ephrata at (40°10′30.2″N 76°9′29.5″W / 40.175056°N 76.158194°W / 40.175056; -76.158194).[1] The station's service contour covers the cities of Lancaster, Reading, York, and Harrisburg and the western suburbs of Philadelphia.[2]

On March 2, 2018, Cumulus Media announced that WIOV’s fellow Country sibling in Harrisburg, WZCY-FM, will trade places with Top 40/CHR sister WWKL, effective March 15. The move will alleviate a overlapping issue between WIOV and WZCY-FM, the latter to focus on covering the Harrisburg market.[3]

Stations[edit]

WIOV-FM programming is also simulcast on booster station WIOV-FM1:[4]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class FCC info
WIOV-FM1 105.1 Reading, Pennsylvania 2,800 143 m (469 ft) D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FM Query Results for WIOV-FM". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-04-24.
  2. ^ "54 dBu Service Contour for WIOV-FM, Ephrata, PA, 105.1 MHz". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2017-03-04.
  3. ^ “Cumulus Sets Harrisburg Format Swap” from Radio Insight (March 2, 2018)
  4. ^ "FM Query Results for WIOV-FM1". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-04-24.

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