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Encyclopedia > WWDM
City of license Sumter, South Carolina
Broadcast area South Carolina
Branding "The Big DM 101FM"
Slogan "Your #1 Station For R&B"
First air date 1967
Frequency 101.3 (MHz)
Format Adult Urban Contemporary
ERP 100,000 watts
Class C1
Owner Inner City Broadcasting
Website http://www.thebigdm.com

WWDM, also known as The Big DM 101 FM, is an Adult Urban Contemporary station licensed by the FCC to Sumter, South Carolina at 101.3 Mhz., but targeting the capital city of Columbia. Its 100kw. signal is one of the strongest in the state and can be heard throughout much of South Carolina as well as parts of Georgia and North Carolina. 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... Sumter (IPA: or ) is a city located in Sumter County, South Carolina. ... 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. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... 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. ... 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. ... Inner City Broadcasting Corporation Located in New York City, Inner City Broadcasting Corporation (Inner City) was founded in 1971 by Percy E. Sutton, former Borough President of Manhattan, and a group of over fifty African-American shareholders seeking to impact media in African-American communities. ... 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. ... 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... Sumter (IPA: or ) is a city located in Sumter County, South Carolina. ... Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...

Station history

101.3 begin as WFIG-FM, broadcasting to Sumter with 3,000 watts of power. At the time the station was simulcasting the Country format of sister AM WFIG 1290. Both stations were owned by one-time South Carolina State Senate candidate John Miles.

In 1973, a DJ by the name of Pete Boss convinced Miles to allow him the opportunity to program R&B music on WFIG-FM during the evening hours of 7 to 10 PM in exchange for selling the advertising time for his show. The R&B show became successful and the hours were eventually extended throughout the rest of the broadcast day on WFIG-FM. In 1975, the FM call letters was changed to WWDM to solidify its change to full-time Urban Contemporary. The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ...

In 1976, WWDM increased its transmitting power from the 3,000 watts that it was licensed at sign-on, to 100,000 watts. Because of the station's geographical location near the center of the state, as well as the few number of high powered FMs in the area at the time, the station became an important voice in the South Carolina African-American community. It has won numerous awards over the years for its news programming and features.

External links

  • The Big DM's official website
  • The Big DM's MySpace page
  • WWDM'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. ... WFMV was the callsign for an FM broadcast radio station in Richmond, Virginia from 1961-1971. ... 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. ...

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. ...

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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