|Broadcast area||Fox Valley / Central Wisconsin|
|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)
|Callsign meaning||WIsconsin's Service Station|
|Former frequencies||1090 kHz (1971-2006)|
|Owner||Hometown Broadcasting LLC (owned by Tom Boyson)|
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.
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.
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.
In addition to the main station, WISS is relayed by an additional translator to widen its broadcast area.
|City of license||ERP
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WISS
- Radio-Locator Information on WISS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WISS
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W254CS
- Radio-Locator information on W254CS
- WISS Radio official website
- Hometown Broadcasting LLC
- Radio Station World Appleton/Oshkosh/Fond du Lac stations
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