WSGW-FM 100.5 Carrollton/Saginaw

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Slogan/Positioner: FM Talk 100.5 & Sports

Format: News/Talk/Sports

Web site: www.fmtalk1005.com

E-mail: visit web site

Power/Height/Class: 6,000 watts / 328 feet / A, directional

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More about station:

Call Sign History:

  • WSGW-FM: 1/15/2009
  • WTKQ: 8/29/2007
  • WSGW-FM: 1/30/2006
  • WTBT: 9/16/2005
  • WXQL: 3/5/2004
  • WTCF: 11/4/1991
  • WKFK: 5/22/1989
  • WCWK: 3/17/1989

Call Sign Origin: Saginaw

On Air Date: 1989

Owner: NextMedia Group

Telephone: (989) 752-3456

 

Notes/History:

  • 6/2009: Construction permit granted to increase power from 3,000 to 6,000 watts and change to a directional pattern. License to cover granted 3/2010 but the station receives temporary authority to operate with its previous configuration due to signal weakness to the south of the station's transmitter.
  • 3/2008: Sports programming added weeknights and weekends.
  • 1/30/2006: Dance format 'The Beat' is dropped and station moves to a News-Talk format as WSGW-FM.
  • 9/9/2005: Adjustment to a dance-oriented format as WTBT, '100.5 The Beat'.
  • 3/5/2004: Format change from CHR/Top 40 to Rhythmic Hits as WXQL 'Cool 100.5' after about one week of stunting with TV show themes.
  • 3/2003: Format tweak from Hot AC as "Today's Best Mix" to Top 40/CHR as "Today's Best Music".
  • 1/2003: FCC approves sale of WSGW, WCEN-FM, WTCF, WGER, and WTLZ to NextMedia from Wilks.
  • 11/1/2002: Announced that Wilks will sell 5 stations to NextMedia Group for $55.5 million.
  • 9/6/2002: Cumulus terminates purchase of WSGW, WCEN-FM, WTCF, WGER, and WTLZ before sale is finalized.
  • 7/9/2002: FCC approves sale of 5 stations from Wilks to Cumulus (WSGW, WCEN, WTCF, WGER, WTLZ).
  • 5/7/2002: Announced that Cumulus is purchasing 5 Tri-Cities area stations (WSGW 790-AM, WCEN-FM 94.5, WTCF-FM 100.5, WGER-FM 106.3, and WTLZ-FM 107.1) for $55.6 million from Wilks Broadcasting.
  • 2/18/2002: Old slogan 'The Fox' returns, 'Mix 100' is dropped. Format remains Hot AC.
  • 8/11/2000: Format swap to Hot AC as 'Mix 100'.
  • 7/13/2000: FCC approves sale from Citadel to Wilks.
  • 4/27/2000: Announced that WGER-FM 106.3, WTCF-FM 100.5, and WSGW-AM 790 are being sold to Wilks Broadcasting in order to meet station ownership levels in the Tri-Cities.
  • 2/17/2000: FCC approves sale of 7 stations from Liggett Broadcasting to Citadel.
  • 6/1999: Format tweak from Mainstream CHR 'The Tri-Cities Fox' to Rhythmic CHR as 'The Pirate Station'
  • 10/19/1998: FCC approves transfer of license from Mid-America Broadcasting to Liggett Broadcasting.
  • 11/1991: Format change from adult contemporary to Top 40 as 'The Fox' with new call sign WTCF, 'Tri-Cities Fox'.
  • 1989: On-air as WCWK with adult contemporary format; owner is Mid-America Broadcasting.

 


 

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