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WCGX

WCGX is a classic hits and oldies formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Galax, Virginia, serving Carroll and Grayson counties and Independent City of Galax in Virginia.[2] WCGX is owned and operated by Twin County Broadcasting Corporation.[4]

WCGX
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CityGalax, Virginia
Broadcast areaCarroll County, Virginia
Grayson County, Virginia
BrandingThe Cat
SloganRockin' the Blue Ridge
Frequency1360 AM kHz
Translator(s)W243EH (96.5 MHz, Galax)
First air dateFebruary 1, 1947[1]
FormatClassic Hits
Oldies[2]
Power5,000 Watts daytime
31 Watts nighttime
ClassD
Facility ID68600
Transmitter coordinates36°39′48.0″N 80°54′52.0″W / 36.663333°N 80.914444°W / 36.663333; -80.914444
Former callsignsWBOB (1947-1997)
WWWJ (1997-2016)[3]
AffiliationsTownhall.com Radio News
Virginia News Network
OwnerTwin County Broadcasting Corporation
WebcastWCGX Webstream
WebsiteWCGX Online

HistoryEdit

WCGX launched on February 1, 1947, as WBOB. At noon on April 1, 2016, the station changed its format from Southern Gospel to Classic Hits and Oldies, branded as "The Cat".[5] The station also changed its callsign, from WWWJ to WCGX, on the same day.[3][5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-564. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  3. ^ a b "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "WCGX Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  5. ^ a b Venta, Lance (April 1, 2016). "Classic Rock The Cat Debuts In Galax VA". RadioBB Networks. Retrieved April 1, 2016.

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