WRMF

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WRMF
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City Palm Beach, Florida
Broadcast area Palm Beach County / Broward County
Branding 97.9 WRMF
Slogan "Variety from the '90s to Now"
Frequency 97.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1957 (as WQXT-FM)[1]
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 411 meters
Class C
Facility ID 20436
Callsign meaning Richard M. Fairbanks
Former callsigns WQXT-FM (1957-1964)
WWOS (1964-1971)
WMUM (1971-1973)
WJNO-FM (1973-1980)[1]
Owner Alpha Media
(Alpha Media Licensee LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wrmf.com

WRMF (97.9 FM) is a radio station broadcasting Hot Adult Contemporary music. Licensed in Palm Beach, Florida, USA, it serves the West Palm Beach, Florida media market. Its studios are in West Palm Beach and its transmitter is located west of Lake Worth, Florida. The station has been a leader in the market for the past three decades.

Early in its history, the station was called Album Rock WMUM ("The Mother"). Additional former call letters were WQXT-FM and WWOS (Wonderful World of Stereo). The studios were located on Lake Worth Beach. The station was later sold to Richard Fairbanks and became WJNO-FM ("J-98") The station's call letters were changed to WRMF in January 1980, which are the initials of the owner at that time, Richard M. Fairbanks. WRMF is currently owned by Alpha Media, through licensee Alpha Media Licensee LLC.

WRMF plays a variety of today's hits by artists such as Maroon 5, Kelly Clarkson and Ed Sheeran, along with songs from the 2000s and 1990s.

WRMF is licensed to broadcast in the HD digital format.[2][3]

The KVJ Show[edit]

The KVJ Show serves the morning drive on WRMF. On July 29, 2014, The KVJ Show debuted on WRMF, returning to West Palm Beach after a brief stint on Cox Media Group-owned WFLC in Miami.[4] The show moved to WFLC in 2013 from West Palm Beach-based WLDI-FM where it was home from 1999-2013.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b FCC Call Sign History page. Accessed 2006-09-02.
  2. ^ http://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/sta_det.pl?Facility_id=20436
  3. ^ http://hdradio.com/station_guides/widget.php?id=47 HD Radio Guide for West Palm Beach & Boca Raton
  4. ^ "The KVJ Show Returns to West Palm Beach on WRMF". All Access Music Group. 29 July 2014. Retrieved 20 September 2015. 

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Coordinates: 26°34′37″N 80°14′31″W / 26.577°N 80.242°W / 26.577; -80.242