WOGT

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WOGT
WOGT (107-9 Nash Icon).png
CityEast Ridge, Tennessee
Broadcast areaChattanooga metropolitan area
Branding107.9 Nash Icon
Frequency107.9 MHz
First air dateNovember 9, 1990 (as WJRX)
FormatCountry
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT100 meters (328 ft)
ClassC3
Facility ID54527
Former callsignsWJRX (1990-1993)
OwnerCumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stationsWGOW, WGOW-FM, WSKZ
WebcastListen Live
Website1079NashIcon.com

WOGT (107.9 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to East Ridge, Tennessee. It is owned by Cumulus Media and serves the Chattanooga metropolitan area. WOGT airs a country music radio format known as "107.9 Nash Icon," part of Cumulus Media's Nash FM country music formats.

Studios and offices are on Pineville Road in Chattanooga.[1] The transmitter is off Pinehurst Avenue in Red Bank.[2]

History[edit]

On November 9, 1990, the station first signed on as WJRX.[3] It broadcast at 3,000 watts and was owned by Virginia Sussex Settler. It aired a Christian contemporary music format, calling itself "RX 107."

In 1993 the station switched its call sign to WOGT. It had an oldies format known as "GT 108" which later changed to "Oldies 107.9" then back to GT 108. On July 29, 2005, it became a country music station called "107.9 The Duke." It was the home of one of America's few married morning show hosts with "Duane & Abby" hosted by Duane Shannon and Abby Summers, later at Country station WGKX in Memphis.[4]

On November 24, 2010 at 12 noon, after playing Garth Brooks' The Dance, WOGT changed its format to classic hits, branded as "107.9 Big FM". The first song on Big FM was "Feelin' Stronger Every Day" by Chicago.[4][5]

On October 31, 2014, WOGT flipped back to country, joining the Nash Icon network as 107.9 Nash Icon.

References[edit]

  1. ^ 1079NashIcon.com/Station-Information
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WOGT-FM
  3. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1992 page A-320
  4. ^ a b "Duane And Abby Take Mornings At Kix 106/Memphis". 2010-12-08.
  5. ^ WOGT Format Change 2010

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Coordinates: 35°07′34″N 85°17′24″W / 35.126°N 85.290°W / 35.126; -85.290