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WOCM (98.1 FM, "Ocean 98") is an AAA/Rock radio station in the Ocean City, Maryland, area.

WOCM
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City Selbyville, Delaware
Broadcast area Ocean City, Maryland
Branding Ocean 98
Slogan The Best of Rock
Frequency 98.1 MHz
First air date 1965
Format Adult Album Alternative
ERP 3,000 watts
HAAT 143.0 meters
Class A
Facility ID 2200
Transmitter coordinates 38°25′20.00″N 75°8′23.00″W / 38.4222222°N 75.1397222°W / 38.4222222; -75.1397222
Callsign meaning W Ocean City Maryland
Former callsigns WSBL
Owner Irie Radio
Website irieradio.com

The radio station's studios are located at Seacrets, a massive restaurant and nightclub campus located along Assawoman Bay in Ocean City. The station features an eclectic mix of rock, reggae, and other modern hits, in a format not unlike a college radio station.

WOCM was one of the nation's first independent radio stations to broadcast over the Internet a live video feed of its jocks and visiting musical performers from its website.

WOCM Studios at Seacrets, Jamaica USA (Ocean City, MD)

HistoryEdit

WOCM is owned by Leighton Moore, who founded Seacrets in 1988, and is managed by David "Bulldog" Rothner, host of the station's "Rude Awakening Morning Show."

This station originally signed on the air at 97.9 FM with the call letters WSBL (Selbyville) and featured a country music format.

National talk radio personality Don Geronimo briefly hosted "Don Geronimo's Rockin' Soul Show" on WOCM, after having retired from the syndicated Don and Mike Show.[1] The notoriously brusque deejay was fired[2] by Rothner after a month on the air.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Schoenberger, John (Aug 4, 2008). "Geronimo Exits WOCM". Radio and Records. [permanent dead link]
  2. ^ "Bulldog: big personality, big expectations - OceanCity.com". OceanCity.com. 2011-10-21. Retrieved 2017-12-22. 

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