|City||St. Augustine Beach, Florida|
|Broadcast area||St. Augustine, Florida|
|Branding||WSOS 103.9 FM|
|Slogan||St. Augustine's Home for the Greatest Songs of All Time.|
|Translator(s)||103.9 W280EY (St. Augustine)|
|First air date||October 15, 1986 (as WAIA)|
|Power||710 watts day|
|Callsign meaning||Was the sister station of the original WSOS, now WSOS-FM.|
|Former callsigns||WAIA (1986–1990)
|Owner||Kevin L. Geddings
(WSOS Radio LLC)
WSOS (1170 AM) is a radio station which is broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to St. Augustine Beach, Florida, USA, the station serves the St. Augustine area. The station is currently owned by Kevin Geddings through licensee WSOS Radio LLC of St. Augustine, Florida. WSOS AM 1170 is a daytime-only Class D station, broadcasting on the clear-channel frequency of 1170 AM.
The station went on the air as WAIA on October 15, 1986. On February 1, 1990, the station changed its call sign to WHWY, then it changed again on September 4, 1992 to WKLN & on February 18, 2003 to the current WSOS. WSOS went silent on June 30, 2010 after a dispute with the owner of the property on which its tower sits. It has currently resumed broadcasting.
Kevin Leslie Geddings, then known on air as "Kevin Leslie" & also then-husband of WFOY owner Kris Phillips was sentenced on May 7, 2007 due to an October 2006 conviction of 5 counts of fraud when he served as the state lottery commissioner in North Carolina. Phillips was sentenced to serve 4 years in federal prison in Jesup, Georgia as well as to pay a $25,000 fine. In 2010 the conviction was overturned and he was exonerated when it was determined the rules of law were not applied properly to his case.
|City of license||Facility
|Class||Transmitter coordinates||FCC info|
|W280EY||103.9||St. Augustine, Florida||151917||240||114 m (374 ft)||D||FCC|
- 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-79
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WSOS
- Radio-Locator Information on WSOS
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WSOS
- Query the FCC's FM station database for W280EY
- Radio-Locator information on W280EY
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