WNOX

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WNOX
WNOX Logo.png
CityKarns, Tennessee
Broadcast areaKnoxville, Tennessee
BrandingClassic Hits 93.1
Frequency93.1 MHz
First air dateOctober 3, 1988 (as WCKS)
FormatClassic Hits
ERP2,400 watts
HAAT156 meters (512 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID29741
Transmitter coordinates35°57′46.00″N 84°01′23.00″W / 35.9627778°N 84.0230556°W / 35.9627778; -84.0230556
Former callsignsWCKS (1988-1990)
WWZZ (1990-1994)
WWST (1994-2001)
WMYU (2001-2008)
WCYQ (2008-2013)[1]
OwnerSummitMedia
(SM-WNOX, LLC)
Sister stationsWKHT, WWST, WCYQ
WebcastListen Live
Website931wnox.com

WNOX (93.1 FM, "Classic Hits 93.1") is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits music format. Licensed to the suburb of Karns, Tennessee, it serves the Knoxville, Tennessee metropolitan area. It first began broadcasting in 1988 under the call sign WCKS. The station is owned by SummitMedia.

History[edit]

Madeline Rogero appears on WNOX during her 2011 mayoral campaign

After being assigned the call letters WCKS on October 3, 1988, this station switched call signs to WWZZ on December 3, 1990.

WWST and WMYU frequency swap[edit]

On May 20, 1994, 93.1 FM changed to Star 93.1 FM with the call sign "WWST". The format remained Top 40.[2] On that same date, sister station WSEV-FM switched call letters to WMYU as Oldies 102. On March 9, 2001, the two stations swapped frequencies bringing "WMYU" to 93.1 FM while the WWST call letters were moved to 102.1 FM as Star 102.1 where they remain. WMYU most recently broadcast an 80s Oldies format until November 26, 2008, when the station switched to a country music format as Q93 switching their call sign to WCYQ.[1] On May 9, 2013, WCYQ changed their call letters to WNOX, swapping calls with WNOX 100.3 FM Oak Ridge, Tennessee, which took the WCYQ calls.

On May 23, 2013 WNOX split from its simulcast with country-formatted WCYQ 100.3 FM Oak Ridge, Tennessee and changed their format to classic hits, branded as "Classic Hits 93.1".[3] The afternoon drive show is hosted by Frank Murphy, the station's assistant program director.

Journal Communications and the E. W. Scripps Company announced on July 30, 2014 that the two companies would merge to create a new broadcast company under the E.W. Scripps Company name that owned the two companies' broadcast properties, including WNOX. The transaction was completed in 2015, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.[4] Scripps exited radio in 2018; the Knoxville stations went to SummitMedia in a four-market, $47 million deal completed on November 1, 2018.[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/call_hist.pl?Facility_id=29741&Callsign=WNOX
  2. ^ Stark, Phyllis (June 4, 1994). "Vox Jox". Billboard. 106 (23): 129.
  3. ^ http://radioinsight.com/blog/headlines/82141/classic-hits-93-1-launches-in-knoxville/
  4. ^ "E.W. Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Ops". TVNewsCheck. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
  5. ^ "Scripps Completes Two More Pieces Of Radio Division Sale". Inside Radio. November 2, 2018. Retrieved November 2, 2018.

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