WUUU

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WUUU
WUUU logo 2013.jpg
City of license Franklinton, Louisiana
Broadcast area Northshore New Orleans, Louisiana
Branding Triple U 98.9
Slogan Modern Hit Music
Frequency 98.9 MHz
First air date 1995 (as KAKA)
Format Top 40/CHR
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 22992
Callsign meaning U times three in callsign
Former callsigns KAKA (1995–1996)
WFCG-FM (1996–2003)
Owner Pittman Broadcasting Services, L.L.C.

WUUU (98.9 FM, "Triple U 98.9") is a top 40/CHR-formatted radio station based in Covington, Louisiana. The station, which is owned by Pittman Broadcasting Services, LLC., operates with an ERP of 25 kW.

History[edit]

The station signed on the air in 1995 as a class A station playing country music owned by Gaco Broadcasting Corp. In May 2002, the station was sold to Marcus Pittman, III.

On December 18, 2013, the station was relocated to a new transmitter site just north of Folsom, Louisiana, and upgraded to a Class C3 operating at 25,000 watts. Audio testing began by playing Katy Perry's "Roar" 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.[1]

At 7:00 AM on February 5, 2014, WUUU launched a CHR-mainstream format, branded as "Triple U 98.9".[2]

Callsign history[edit]

The WUUU call sign once belonged to WNFZ/94.3 of Powell, Tennessee, in the 1970s. They were also used from 1982 to 1993 by WUMX/102.5 of Utica, New York, and from 1993 to 1996 by WOKR/93.5 in Remsen, New York.

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Coordinates: 30°44′12″N 90°12′05″W / 30.7366°N 90.2015°W / 30.7366; -90.2015