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WOBM-FM (92.7 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station known as "Ocean County's Hometown Station," licensed to Toms River and serving Ocean County, New Jersey. It airs an adult contemporary radio format. From late November until December 25th each year, WOBM-FM switches to a Christmas music format.

WOBM-FM
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CityToms River, New Jersey
Broadcast areaOcean County, New Jersey
Branding"92.7 WOBM"
Slogan"Ocean County's Best Variety"
Frequency92.7 MHz
First air dateMarch 1, 1968
FormatAdult Contemporary
ERP1,400 watts
HAAT148 meters (472 ft)
ClassA
Facility ID59508
Callsign meaningOcean Burlington Monmouth
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Monmouth-Ocean License, LLC)
Sister stationsWOBM, WADB, WCHR-FM, WJLK
WebcastListen Live
Websitewobm.com

The station is owned by Townsquare Media, as part of its Shore Group, along with AM 1160 WOBM, FM 94.3 WJLK, 105.7 WCHR-FM and AM 1310 WADB. Shore Group studios are at 8 Robbins Street in Toms River. WOBM-FM's transmitter is in Bayville, New Jersey.

On-air staffEdit

Current weekday on-air hosts include Shawn Michaels, Sue Moll, Diana Tyler, Justin Louis, and Brian Moore. Weekenders include George W. Forman, Dan Alexander, Joe Hyer and Mark Anthony. Overnight programming includes Zach Collins and Mark Anthony.

The WOBM News/Townsquare Media News team includes Vin Ebenau.

HistoryEdit

WOBM-FM signed on the air on March 1st, 1968. It celebrated it 50th anniversary on March 1, 2018. For nearly all its decades on the air, it has carried some form of middle of the road or adult contemporary music format, with a commitment to Ocean County news.

On the station's 50th anniversary, patriarch Bob Levy died at 86 years old.

The slogan "Ocean County's Soft Rock" officially changed to "Ocean County's Best Variety" in January 2015.

Former on-air staffEdit

Disk jockeysEdit

  • Bill Schaefer
  • Dick Gunton
  • Steve Paul
  • Jeff Rafter
  • Matt DeVoti
  • Wayne Mayon
  • Dave Elmore
  • Lou Rieder
  • Jay Sorensen
  • Brian Moore
  • Joanne Cruise
  • Dick Allen
  • Rick McDonough
  • Tom Macieack
  • Rick St. James
  • Joe Stephens
  • Jack Tracksler
  • Dan Turi
  • Charlie Roberts

News staffEdit

  • Doug Doyle
  • Mike Kinslow
  • Tom Wahl
  • Ken Cooper
  • Diana Rosenberg
  • Wayne Aikens
  • Roger Tees
  • Carolynn Jones
  • Brian Paulison
  • Joe Bishop
  • Bill Mecca
  • Hank Weisbecker
  • Wendy McClure
  • Tripp Rogers
  • Jason Allentoff
  • Joel Mahan
  • Janet Fried
  • Ilya Hemlin
  • Rosetta Key
  • Dianne DeOliveira
  • Drew Jacobs
  • Thomas Mongelli
  • Diane Scherb
  • Bob Recchia
  • Bob Levy (Died on March 1 2018 at the age of 86 - coincidentally the same day WOBM FM celebrated its 50th anniversary) He was the creator of Topic A on Sunday Mornings.

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