WUUU

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WUUU
City Franklinton, Louisiana
Broadcast area Northshore New Orleans, Louisiana
Branding Cat Country 98.9
Slogan Continuous Country Favorites
Frequency 98.9 MHz
First air date 1995 (as KAKA)
Format Country
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.
Webcast Listen Live
Website catcountry989.com

WUUU (98.9 FM, "Cat Country 98.9") is a country music-formatted radio station with offices in Covington, Louisiana and Hammond, 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]

At 6:00 AM On August 7, 2017 WUUU returned to its previous country format as "Cat Country 98.9" playing "Continuous Country Favorites" for the Florida Parishes and Northshore.[3]

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.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "98.9 Mystery: Station Plays Same Song on Repeat". 
  2. ^ WUUU Roars to CHR Radioinsight - February 5, 2014
  3. ^ WUUU Roars Back to Cat Country Radioinsight - August 8, 2017

External links[edit]

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