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Encyclopedia > WOMG
WOMG
City of license Columbia
Broadcast area South Carolina
Branding "Oldies 103"
Slogan "Carolina's Greatest Oldies"
First air date 1976
Frequency 103.1 (MHz)
Format Oldies
ERP 6,000 watts
Class A
Callsign meaning "O"ldies "M"a"G"ic ("Magic" is in reference to the previous moniker of the station)
Owner Citadel Broadcasting
Website http://www.womg.com

WOMG, also known as "Oldies 103", is an Oldies radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina. The station is licensed by the FCC to broadcast at 103.1 MHz with a transmitting power of 6kw. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Official language(s) English Capital Charleston(1670-1789) Columbia(1790-present) Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Greenville-Spartanburg-Anderson Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32°430N to 35... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1976 (MCMLXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... MegaHertz (MHz) is the name given to one million (106) Hertz, a measure of frequency. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of web pages, typically common to a particular domain name or subdomain on the World Wide Web on the Internet. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... Nickname: The Capital of Southern Hospitality, The Metro Location in Richland County, South Carolina Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland and Lexington  - Mayor Bob Coble (D) Area    - City 346. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City...


Station History

The station signed on in 1976 as WDPN, the FM sister of Urban Contemporary outlet WOIC. Like WOIC, WPDN featured an Urban Contemporary format. However, WPDN was licensed by the FCC with only 3,000 watts of power and had signal problems at times. In addition, rival WWDM had increased its power and was eroding both WPDN and WOIC's total audience. The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... WWDM, also known as The Big DM 101 FM, is an Adult Urban Contemporary station licensed by the FCC to Sumter, South Carolina at 101. ...


In early 1986, both WPDN and WOIC were acquired by a group headed up by legendary air personality Chuck Dunaway (of WABC-AM and KLIF fame). WOIC was left Urban, while WDPM changed to Churban (a mixture of Top 40 and R&B music) as C-103. The new call letters became WMMC. Almost overnight the station was a success. By early 1987, the station had evolved more toward a mainstream CHR format. WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkradio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ... KLIF has several meanings: KLIF (The Mighty 1190) was a historic AM radio station that served as the flagship of the Gordon McLendon fleet and was licensed to Oak Cliff, Dallas, Texas. ... CHR is a Habbo Hotel AU fansite with a online streaming radio station. ...


By early 1988, what gains that C-103 had made were slowly being eroded by rival CHRs WNOK and new upstart WYYS (now WLTY). The station was sold to Price Broadcasting, which changed the station's call letters to WPRH and the handle to Power 103 on May 2nd, but kept the previous Top 40 format. This move did not work as the station's ratings spiraled downward within a year's time. WNOK is a radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina with a Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) format. ... WLTY, also known as 96-7 Steve FM, is a Variety Hits formatted radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina. ...


On April 15th, 1989, after a week where the station experimented with a brief Album Rock format, Magic 103.1 was born, taking the new call letters of WOMG. This was the market's first FM Oldies station since WWGO's (now WMFX) attempt 3 years prior (WODE, now known as WOIC, was doing Oldies on AM during this time, but would change formats by the end of the year). At the start, Magic 103.1 was more focused on music from the late 50's through the early 70's, but as time moved on, the music from the late 70's were added into the format as well. Album-oriented rock (commonly referred to as Adult-oriented rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. ... WMFX, known as Fox 102, is a radio station licensed by the FCC to St. ...


In early 1991, after the station had experienced a significate dip in the ratings, the station reimaged itself as Oldies 103, focusing on the music from 1964 to 1973. The basic format has remained ever since.


In 1999, after years of planning and delays, the station was finally able to increased it's power from 3kw. to 6kw.. This move solified its signal coverage in the Columbia metro area.


External Links

Oldies 103's website


WOMG's FCC entry

Radio stations in the Columbia, South Carolina market (Arbitron #91)

FM:WRJA 88.1 | WYFV 88.5 | WMHK 89.7 | WUSC 90.5 | WLTR 91.3 | WWNU 92.1 | WZMJ 93.1 | WARQ 93.5 | WIGL 93.9 | WWNQ 94.3 | WFMV 95.3 | WLTY 96.7 | WCOS-FM 97.5 | WLXC 98.5 | WXRY-LP 99.3 | WXBT 100.1 | WWDM 101.3 | WMFX 102.3 | WOMG 103.1 | WHXT 103.9 | WNOK 104.7 | WTCB 106.7 Nickname: The Capital of Southern Hospitality, The Metro Location in Richland County, South Carolina Country United States State South Carolina Counties Richland and Lexington  - Mayor Bob Coble (D) Area    - City 346. ... South Carolina Educational Television (SCETV) is the statewide public television and public radio network in South Carolina. ... WMHK-FM 89. ... WUSC-FM is a student-run radio station operating at the University of South Carolina. ... WARQ is a commercial radio station in Columbia, South Carolina, broadcasting on 93. ... WIGL-FM is a radio station targeting Columbia, South Carolina with a classic hits format as Bad Dog 93-9. ... WFMV was the callsign for an FM broadcast radio station in Richmond, Virginia from 1961-1971. ... WLTY, also known as 96-7 Steve FM, is a Variety Hits formatted radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina. ... WCOS-FM is a Country music station located in Columbia, South Carolina. ... WLXC, also known as 98. ... WXRY-LP is a LPFM radio station, broadcasting at 99. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... WWDM, also known as The Big DM 101 FM, is an Adult Urban Contemporary station licensed by the FCC to Sumter, South Carolina at 101. ... WMFX, known as Fox 102, is a radio station licensed by the FCC to St. ... WHXT, also known as Hot 103. ... WNOK is a radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina with a Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) format. ...


AM:WVOC 560 | WGCV 620 | WCEO 840 | WBAJ 890 | WQVA 1170 | WOIC 1230 | WISW 1320 | WCOS 1400 WVOC-AM (560 kHz) is an AM radio station in Columbia, South Carolina in the United States. ... WISW is a news-talk radio station in Columbia, South Carolina. ... WCOS-AM is a Sports radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina. ...

South Carolina Radio Markets

Charleston (FM) (AM) | Columbia | Florence | Greenville-Spartanburg (FM) (AM) | Hilton Head | Myrtle Beach | Rock Hill (FM) (AM)

See also: List of radio stations in South Carolina and List of United States radio markets

 
 

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