WGEX

WGEX
City Bainbridge, Georgia
Broadcast area Albany, Georgia
Tallahassee, Florida
Dothan, Alabama
Branding Power 97.3
Slogan Albany's #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency 97.3 MHz
First air date May 15, 1968 (as WMGR-FM) [1]
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 304 meters (997 feet)
Class C0
Facility ID 52402
Transmitter coordinates 31°09′12″N 84°32′38″W / 31.15333°N 84.54389°W / 31.15333; -84.54389
Callsign meaning W GEneration X (former format)
Former callsigns WMGR-FM (1968)[2]
WJAD (1971-1994)
WMGR-FM (1994-2001)
WFXF (2001-2003)
WLCL (3/28-4/07/2003)
WMXV (4/07-21/2003)
WKGL (4/21-28/2003)
WRAK (4/28/2003-2/15/10)
Owner iHeartMedia
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WJYZ, WJIZ, WMRZ, WOBB
Webcast Listen Live
Website power973.iheart.com

WGEX (97.3 FM, "Power 97.3") is a Top 40 (CHR) formatted radio station licensed to Bainbridge, Georgia and serving the Albany, Georgia, Tallahassee, Florida and Dothan, Alabama markets. The station is owned by iHeartMedia.

History

Since it signed onto the air in 1968, WGEX has broadcast under numerous callsigns, including WMGR, WJAD, WFXF, WLCL, WMXV, WKGL, and WRAK.[2]

On December 26, 2011 at 12 a.m., WGEX changed their branding to 97.3 Hit Music Now.[3]

On February 18, 2013, WGEX began airing Elvis Duran and the Morning Show from 6 - 10 a.m.[4]

On June 15, 2016, WGEX dropped the Hit Music Now branding and switched to Power 97.3.[5]


References

  1. "FCC History Cards". FCC. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018.
  2. 1 2 "FCC History Cards". FCC. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018.
  3. "Hit Music Now Coming To Albany, GA?". Radio Insight. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  4. "Elvis Duran Adds Ten Affiliates From Bobby Bones". Radio Insight. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  5. "WGEX Rebrands As Power 97.3". Radio Insight. Retrieved July 16, 2018.


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