WPNG (FM)

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WPNG
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City Pearson, Georgia
Broadcast area Douglas-Waycross
Slogan Shine 101.9
Frequency 101.9 MHz
First air date #1 For All The Hits
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 13,000 watts
HAAT 140.0 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 78442
Transmitter coordinates 31°19′36.00″N 82°51′54.00″W / 31.3266667°N 82.8650000°W / 31.3266667; -82.8650000
Callsign meaning W PearsoN Georgia
Affiliations Westwood One
Owner BROADCAST SOUTH DOUGLAS GA.
(BROADCAST SOUTH LLC.)
Sister stations WRDO FM,WDMG AM-FM,WBHB-AM,WKZZ-FM,WVOH AM-FM, WHJD-FM
Webcast http://tunein.com/radio/Shine-1019-s22006/
Website shine1019.fm

WPNG (101.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Top 40 (CHR) format. Licensed to Pearson, Georgia, USA, it serves the Douglas, Georgia and Waycross, Georgia areas. The station changed ownership. Broadcast South, LLC bought the station in 2009.[1]

It was previously owned by KM Radio of Pearson, LLC (a subsidiary of KM Communications Inc. based in Skokie, IL), the original licensee. From November 2001 through March 6, 2009, they were known as "Freedom 101.9" and carried an Adult Contemporary format provided via satellite from ABC Radio The station was known as Classic Rock 101.9 from the date it first went on the air in 1999 until November 2001.

In late 2010, local resident Ryan Hanna took over as station manager and morning show host. Hanna, along with local media guru Shea Browning, hosted "The Morning Mayhem" weekdays 6am-10am EST. In July 2014, Hanna was promoted to Chief Engineer of parent company Broadcast South LLC. Ashleyn Adams, formerly of WOKA-FM, was hired on as station manager days after. The station currently runs programming from Westwood One as well as the Weekend Throwdown with Jagger and the AT40 with Ryan Seacrest. "Shine 101.9" is under exclusive contract with the Coffee County, Georgia school system to broadcast the Coffee Trojan Football games with "Voice of the Trojans" Gene Wade and Leslie Byron Smith.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WPNG Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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