WISS (AM)

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WISS
City Berlin, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Fox Valley / Central Wisconsin
Branding The Bug
Frequency 1100 kHz
Translator(s) 98.7 W254CS (Oshkosh)
First air date 1971 ("more than 35 years" in 2007) (at 1090)
Format Classic hits (WAUH simulcast)
Power 2,500 watts (day)
1,600 watts (critical hours)
Class D
Facility ID 34907
Callsign meaning WIsconsin's Service Station
Former frequencies 1090 kHz (1971-2006)
Owner Hometown Broadcasting LLC (owned by Tom Boyson)
Sister stations WAUH
Webcast Listen Live
Website wissradio.com

WISS (1100 kHz AM) or The Bug is an American radio station broadcasting a classic hits format, simulcasting WAUH 102.3 FM Wautoma. It is licensed to Berlin, Wisconsin, United States, and serves central Wisconsin and the Fox Valley. It used to operate at 1090 kHz. The station is owned by Hometown Broadcasting LLC (owned by Tom Boyson), which acquired the station in 1999. WISS used to have an FM sister station (WISS-FM) at 102.3 MHz which was sold and moved to 104.7 MHz.

WISS changed its music format from Classic Country to soft Oldies on February 2, 2009. Artists heard as part of the new format, according to the station's website, include The Beatles, Carpenters, The Supremes, Barry Manilow, Anne Murray, Frank Sinatra, Kenny Rogers, and Neil Diamond.[1]

The station ran an annual trivia contest between 1982 and 2005. The contest was billed as the "world's longest running commercial trivia contest" before the 2006 contest was canceled.

It has added a simulcast on 97.3 FM because AM 1100 does not operate all day. The 97.3 simulcast is available 24 hours a day, and is in operation before, during, and after AM 1100 is on the air.

On May 5, 2011, WISS replaced classic hits with news/talk introducing themselves as a Fox News Radio station.[2]

In 2014 WISS was granted a U.S. Federal Communications Commission construction permit to increase power to 50,000 watts day and 20,000 watts critical hours.[3]

On May 9, 2016 WISS changed their format from news/talk to classic hits, simulcasting WAUH 102.3 FM Wautoma and the translator moved from 97.3 FM Berlin to 98.7 FM Oshkosh.

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In addition to the main station, WISS is relayed by an additional translator to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W254CS 98.7 Oshkosh, Wisconsin 210 D FCC

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "About WISS". wissradio.com. 
  2. ^ "Making Moves: Thursday, May 5, 2011". Radio-Info.com. May 5, 2011. 
  3. ^ "FCC Construction Permit". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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Coordinates: 43°56′55″N 88°59′08″W / 43.94861°N 88.98556°W / 43.94861; -88.98556