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WAVF
City of license Hanahan, South Carolina
Broadcast area Charleston, South Carolina
Branding 96.1 Chuck FM
Slogan We Play Everything
First air date 1985
Frequency 96.1 (MHz)
Format Variety Hits
ERP 100,000 watts
Class C2
Owner Apex Broadcasting
Website www.96wave.com

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History

WAVF signed on in 1985 with sound effects of ocean waves over a period of a week. When the stunt was over, the station debuted with an Album Rock format under the "96 Wave" handle. By 1993, WAVF adjusted its format toward alternative rock, but kept the 96 Wave name. Album Oriented Rock, abbreviated AOR, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock music artists rather than singles releases. ... Alternative rock (also called alternative music or simply alternative; known primarily in the UK as indie) is a genre of rock music that emerged in the 1980s and became widely popular in the 1990s. ...


On August 31, 2007 at 5pm, 96 Wave became known as Suck-FM, after stunting for over 20 minutes playing the "Charles in Charge" theme song. Charles in Charge was an American sitcom series broadcast on CBS which starred Scott Baio as Charles, a college student working as a live-in babysitter. ...


Controversy

There has been a public outcry since the format change on August 31, 2007. Loyal listeners have started a "SAVE THE WAVE" drive to restore the station to it's current format.


External links

  • Official Website
  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WAVF
  • Radio Locator information on WAVF

 
 

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