WSOX

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WSOX
City Red Lion, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area South Central Pennsylvania
Northern Maryland
Branding 96.1 SOX
Slogan Susquehanna Valley's Greatest Hits
Frequency 96.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1958 (as WGCB-FM)
Format Analog/HD1: Classic Hits
HD2: Talk (WSBA simulcast)
HD3: Christian radio (HOPE FM)
HD4: Sports (WGLD simulcast)
ERP 13,500 watts
HAAT 290 meters
Class B
Facility ID 55351
Former callsigns WGCB-FM (1958-1997)
WTHM-FM (1997-1998)
Owner Cumulus Media Inc.
(Radio License Holding SRC, LLC)
Sister stations WARM-FM, WSBA, WGLD
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Website 961wsox.com

WSOX (96.1 FM, "96.1 SOX") is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Red Lion, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Radio License Holding SRC LLC, a part of Cumulus Media, and broadcasts a classic hits format. The station's service contour includes the metro areas of York, Harrisburg, Lebanon, Gettysburg and Lancaster, Pennsylvania as well as the northern suburbs of Baltimore, Maryland.[1] Its broadcast tower is located near Red Lion at (39°54′16.7″N 76°34′46.6″W / 39.904639°N 76.579611°W / 39.904639; -76.579611).[2]

History[edit]

The station signed on for the first time in 1958 as WGCB-FM[3] with a christian radio format. Red Lion Broadcasting owned the station.

In 1969, Red Lion Broadcasting lost a landmark First Amendment case (Red Lion Broadcasting Co. v. FCC), after the station refused to grant free on-air time for a journalist to rebutt the claims made against him by an on-air evangelist.[4]

Cumulus Media took control of the station after its purchase of Susquehanna Radio Corporation in 2006.[5] Following the purchase, Cumulus renamed the corporation Radio License Holding SRC, LLC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "54 dBu Service Contour for WSOX, 96.1 MHz, Red Lion, PA". bing.com. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 
  2. ^ "FM Query Results for WSOX, Federal Communications Commission". Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  3. ^ "John Norris Obituary". York Daily Record & York Dispatch. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  4. ^ Justice, Glen (1995-07-02). "Extremist Groups Using Modern Media To Spread Views". Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-04-23. 
  5. ^ "Cumulus' Susquehanna acquisition to close soon". Atlanta Business Chronicle. April 12, 2006. Retrieved 2016-05-23. 

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Coordinates: 39°54′18″N 76°34′48″W / 39.905°N 76.580°W / 39.905; -76.580