WMTM (AM)

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WMTM
Moultrie, Georgia
Frequency1300 kHz
Programming
FormatSouthern Gospel
AffiliationsABC Radio, CNN Radio
Ownership
OwnerColquitt Broadcasting Company, LLC
History
First air date
1953
Technical information
Facility ID12382
ClassD
Power5,000 watts day
60 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
31°10′12.00″N 83°44′50.00″W / 31.1700000°N 83.7472222°W / 31.1700000; -83.7472222
Translator(s)W286BO (105.1 FM) New Elm

WMTM (1300 AM) is a Christian radio station broadcasting a Southern Gospel format. It is licensed to Moultrie, Georgia, United States. The station is currently owned by Colquitt Broadcasting Company, LLC and features programming from ABC Radio and CNN Radio.[1]

History[edit]

On June 3, 1953, the Federal Communications Commission awarded Norris B. Mills and Douglas J. Turner, doing business as the Colquitt Broadcasting Company, a construction permit for a new 1,000-watt, daytime-only station at Moultrie.[2] The station signed on that November and increased power to 5,000 watts in November 1954.[3] WMTM-FM 93.9 was added on November 17, 1964;[4] five years later, Turner bought out Mills's stake in the station.[5] The station aired primarily country music with some contemporary hit radio programming.[6]

Douglas Turner died in 2000.[7] After Doug's son Donnie died in 1996, Donnie's son Jim took over operations.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WMTM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ FCC History Cards for WMTM
  3. ^ "Power Increased". The Moultrie Observer. November 24, 1954. p. 1. Archived from the original on December 25, 2021. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  4. ^ "Congratulations to WMTM-FM Stereo 93.9 Mc". The Moultrie Observer. November 17, 1964. p. 8. Archived from the original on December 25, 2021. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  5. ^ "The Observer marks 92 years". The Moultrie Observer. July 31, 1986. p. Perspective '86 56. Archived from the original on December 25, 2021. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  6. ^ Kinosian, Mike (July 3, 1987). "Erasing The Small-Market Stigma" (PDF). Radio & Records. p. 46. Archived (PDF) from the original on 2021-10-01. Retrieved 2021-12-25.
  7. ^ "Douglas Joseph Turner". The Moultrie Observer. March 23, 2000. p. 2A. Archived from the original on December 25, 2021. Retrieved December 25, 2021.
  8. ^ Grandy, Wayne (October 5, 2018). "HALL OF FAME: Dominy has been Voice of the Packers for 33 years". The Moultrie Observer. Archived from the original on 2021-12-25. Retrieved 2021-12-25.

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