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For the Greenville, Mississippi radio station that held the call sign WIBT at 104.7 FM from 2014 to 2017, see WJIW. For the Indianola, Mississippi radio station that held the call sign WIBT at 105.5 FM from 2012 to 2014, see WDTL. For the Charlotte, North Carolina radio station that held the call sign WIBT at 96.1 FM from 2004 to 2011, see WHQC.
97.9 The Beat
Broadcast area Mississippi and Arkansas Delta
Branding 97.9 The Beat
Slogan "The Delta's Station for the Hottest Jamz"
Format Mainstream Urban
ERP 48,000 watts
HAAT 153 meters (502 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 25229
Callsign meaning W I BeaT
Former callsigns WBAQ (1970-2010)
WLTM (2010-2016)
Owner Delta Radio Network LLC
(Delta Radio Network LLC, acquired 2010)
Sister stations WIQQ, WNIX, , WNLA, WKXY, WDTL
Website 979beat.com
The current logo for WIBT as of March 2017.

WIBT (97.9 FM) is a radio station licensed to Greenville, Mississippi, USA. The studio is located at 830 Main Street in Downtown Greenville. The station is currently owned by Delta Radio Network LLC and programs a mainstream urban format. WIBT moved from 104.7 to 97.9 on December 26, 2016. it is the #1 station for Hip Hop and R&B in the Mississippi Delta. The station features the famous "Big Boy's Neighborhood" show every weekday morning. The station also does "Throwback Jamz" every week day at noon featuring songs from the 1990's and early 2000's.

Notable Programming[edit]

DJ Hustleman[edit]

Every night on The Beat is a party starting at 7P.M with the one and only DJ Hustleman. You will hear the hottest mixes and information that you need to know as well as the best humor around. Hustleman can be heard live every weeknight 7-10.


WIBT signed-on May 1, 1970 as WBAQ-FM. The station was owned by Greenville Broadcasting Company (Paul Artman, Sr.) and programmed "beautiful music." In 2007, the station was sold to Debut Broadcasting and the format was changed to Adult Contemporary. The station was purchased by Delta Radio Network LLC on April 1, 2010. The Adult Contemporary format was retained, but the call-letters were changed to "WLTM" to better reflect the station's branding as "Lite 97.9.". On December 26, 2016, WLTM officially changed to WIBT.

On Air Staff[edit]

The studio for 97.9 The Beat as of March 2017.
Host: Time:
Big Boy's Neighborhood 6 AM - 10 AM
J.J. 10 AM - 3 PM
MC Marcus Chapman 3 PM - 7 PM
DJ Husleman 7 PM - 10 PM
DJ 3-2-1 10 PM - 2 AM

Weekend Staff[edit]

Reggie T.

Leo Dupree


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