WRXR-FM

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WRXR-FM
New Rock 105 logo.png
City Rossville, Georgia
Broadcast area Chattanooga, Tennessee
Branding Rock 105
Slogan "Chattanooga's Rock Station"
Frequency 105.5 (MHz) (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1983 (as WOWE)
Format Mainstream Rock
ERP 1,800 watts
HAAT 184 meters (604 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 72375
Transmitter coordinates 34°57′22″N 85°17′31″W / 34.956°N 85.292°W / 34.956; -85.292Coordinates: 34°57′22″N 85°17′31″W / 34.956°N 85.292°W / 34.956; -85.292
Owner Entercom
(CBS Radio Stations Inc.)
Sister stations WKXJ, WLND, WUSY
Webcast Listen Live
Website rock105.com

WRXR-FM (105.5 FM) is a commercial radio station licensed to Rossville, Georgia, United States, broadcasting to the Chattanooga, Tennessee, area. WRXR broadcasts a mainstream rock music format branded as "Rock 105". WRXR was the second station in Chattanooga to start broadcasting in HD radio. Previously the call letters were used for a classic rock station in Chicago. That station became smooth jazz WNUA.

History[edit]

The station was originally known as WOWE and played rock and heavy metal music under the name "Rock 105". The station changed call letters to WLMX in December 1986 and went under the name "Lite Mix 105".

On September 15, 1999, Cumulus Broadcasting changed WLMX back to "Rock 105, The Rock of Chattanooga". Sammy George, Cumulus market manager, described the new active rock format as "radio with an attitude." Artists included Metallica, Pearl Jam, AC/DC and Nirvana. Programming also included NASCAR and Lex and Terry in the morning.[citation needed] The other Cumulus stations at that time were WUSY, WKXJ, WLOV, and WLMX-AM.[1][2]

On November 1, 2017, iHeartMedia announced that WRXR, along with all of their sister stations in Chattanooga and Richmond, will be sold to Entercom due to that company's merger with CBS Radio.[3] The sale was completed on December 19, 2017.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Cumulus Media Continues Expansion". Business Wire. 1998-08-20. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  2. ^ "Cumulus Media Starts New Year by Completing Several Acquisitions". Business Wire. 1999-01-25. Retrieved 2010-12-13. 
  3. ^ https://radioinsight.com/headlines/120711/entercom-trades-boston-seattle-spin-offs-iheartmedia-richmond-chattanooga-2/
  4. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 19, 2017. Retrieved December 21, 2017. 

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