W257BQ

Coordinates: 32°49′27″N 80°00′10″W / 32.82417°N 80.00278°W / 32.82417; -80.00278
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W257BQ
Relays WXST-HD2, Hollywood
Broadcast areaCharleston, South Carolina
Frequency99.3 MHz
Branding99.3 The Box
Programming
FormatMainstream urban
AffiliationsCompass Media Networks
Ownership
Owner
  • Charleston Radio Group
    (Saga Communications)
  • (Saga South Communications, LLC)
WAVF, WCKN, WMXZ, WSPO, WXST
History
First air date
2009
Technical information
Facility ID149563
ClassD
ERP250 watts
HAAT110.2 meters
Transmitter coordinates
32°49′27.00″N 80°00′10.00″W / 32.8241667°N 80.0027778°W / 32.8241667; -80.0027778
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website993thebox.com

W257BQ (99.3 FM) is an American radio station serving the Charleston, South Carolina, area with a mainstream urban format simulcast on the HD-2 channel of WXST. This station is under ownership of the Charleston Radio Group subsidiary of Saga Communications. Its studios are located in Charleston (east of the Cooper River) and the transmitter tower is in Charleston as well (west of the Ashley River).

History[edit]

WSPO changed to sports talk in 2009 and began using the translator W257BQ at 99.3.

On October 22, 2011, WSPO changed their format to regional Mexican, branded as "Ritmo Caliente 99.3" and simulcast with W257BQ.

In 2012, WSPO changed to a tourist information format, ending the simulcast.

In 2013, W257BQ changed their format from Regional Mexican "Ritmo Caliente 99.3" to an Urban Contemporary format "99.3 The Box". This move brought "The Box" back to the area. The station originally aired on WCKN 92.5 as "92.5 The Box" from 2010 until 2011.

99.3 The Box is Charleston's home to the nationally syndicated morning show The Breakfast Club weekdays from 6:00AM until 10:00AM featuring Charleston's very own Charlamagne Tha God.

On September 6, 2017, the sale of the station to Saga Communications was complete.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Saga Closes The Door On TV, Welcomes Apex Stations". Radio + Television Business Report. 2017-09-06. Retrieved 2018-04-18.

External links[edit]

32°49′27″N 80°00′10″W / 32.82417°N 80.00278°W / 32.82417; -80.00278