WTMT

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WTMT
WTMT 105.9 The Mountain radio logo.gif
City of license Weaverville, North Carolina
Broadcast area Asheville & Western North Carolina
Branding 105.9 The Mountain
Slogan Everything That Rocks
Frequency 105.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 100.3 W262CO (Asheville, relays HD2)
First air date 1988 (as WFSM)
Format Mainstream Rock
HD2: Classic Hits "Rewind 100.3"
ERP 9,500 watts
HAAT 339 meters (1,112 ft)
Class C2
Facility ID 72070
Callsign meaning W The MounTain
Former callsigns WFSM (1988-1993)
WCTU (1993-2005)
Owner Saga Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1059themountain.com
rewindasheville.com (HD2)

WTMT (105.9 FM, "105.9 The Mountain") is an American mainstream rock radio station located in Asheville, North Carolina. The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to the nearby community of Weaverville and transmits on 105.9 FM with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 9.5 kW.

Asheville Radio Group operates 105.9 The Mountain as well as adult contemporary WOXL and ESPN Radio 1310 WISE/970 WYSE. Artists include AC/DC, Rush, Linkin Park and Korn.[1]

History[edit]

105.9 signed on the air in 1988 as WFSM licensed to Tazewell, Tennessee. It became WCTU in 1993.

Saga Communications purchased WCTU in 2005 and changed the call-sign to WTMT and its city of license to Weaverville, North Carolina, while preparing a move into the Asheville radio market during 2006 and early 2007.

On May 24, 2007, 105.9 signed on at its new transmitting site under test authority with various songs from different formats, nicknaming the station "The Lazer" during the stunt[citation needed]. On May 31 at 6:15 P.M, "105.9 The Mountain" officially signed on as a mainstream rock station under the slogan "Everything That Rocks". The first song was "Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses.[1]

The station's regularly scheduled weekday deejays include Lex and Terry, 6-10 a.m., and Craig Debolt, 3-7 p.m.[2]

HD channel[edit]

In June 2015, W262CO began airing 80s-based classic hits as "Rewind 100.3". The station began by playing 10,000 songs in a row by such artists as Michael Jackson, Madonna, INXS and Bon Jovi.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Tony Kiss, "New Radio Station Now on Air," Asheville Citizen-Times, June 1, 2007.
  2. ^ "105.9 The Mountain". WTMT official website. Retrieved 2009-03-09. 
  3. ^ Patrick, Emily (June 24, 2015). "New Asheville radio station plays '80s hits". Asheville Citizen-Times. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 35°36′04″N 82°39′07″W / 35.601°N 82.652°W / 35.601; -82.652