|City of license||Karns, Tennessee|
|Broadcast area||Knoxville, Tennessee|
|Branding||Classic Hits 93.1|
|First air date||October 3, 1988 (as WCKS)|
|Former callsigns||WCKS (1988-1990)
|Owner||Journal Broadcast Group
(sale to The E.W. Scripps Company pending)
(Journal Broadcast Corporation)
|Sister stations||WKHT and WWST and WCYQ|
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 currently owned by Journal Broadcast Group.
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
On May 20, 1994, 93.1 FM changed to Star 93.1 FM with the call sign "WWST". The format remained Top 40. 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. 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". 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 will own the two companies' broadcast properties, including WNOX. The transaction is slated to be completed in 2015, pending shareholder and regulatory approvals.
- Stark, Phyllis (June 4, 1994). "Vox Jox". Billboard 106 (23): 129.
- "E.W. Scripps, Journal Merging Broadcast Ops". TVNewsCheck. July 30, 2014. Retrieved July 31, 2014.
- WNOX Official Website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WNOX
- Radio-Locator information on WNOX
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WNOX
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