WGEX

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WGEX
WGEX Power97.3 logo.png
CityBainbridge, Georgia
Broadcast areaAlbany, Georgia
Tallahassee, Florida
Dothan, Alabama
BrandingPower 97.3
SloganAlbany's #1 Hit Music Station
Frequency97.3 MHz
First air dateMay 15, 1968 (as WMGR-FM) [1]
FormatTop 40 (CHR)
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT304 meters (997 feet)
ClassC0
Facility ID52402
Transmitter coordinates31°09′12″N 84°32′38″W / 31.15333°N 84.54389°W / 31.15333; -84.54389
Callsign meaningW GEneration X (former format)
Former callsignsWMGR-FM (1968)[2]
WJAD (1971-1994)
WMGR-FM (1994-2001)
WFXF (2001-2003)
WLCL (3/28-4/7/2003)
WMXV (4/7-21/2003)
WKGL (4/21-28/2003)
WRAK-FM (4/28/2003-2/15/10)[3]
OwneriHeartMedia
(CC Licenses, LLC)
Sister stationsWJYZ, WJIZ-FM, WMRZ, WOBB
WebcastListen Live
Websitepower973.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[edit]

Former logo for WGEX.

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

On December 26, 2011 at Midnight, WGEX changed their branding to 97.3 Hit Music Now.[4] On February 18, 2013, WGEX began airing Elvis Duran and the Morning Show.[5] On June 15, 2016, WGEX dropped the Hit Music Now branding and switched to Power 97.3.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCC History Cards". FCC. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "FCC History Cards". FCC. Archived from the original on May 4, 2018.
  3. ^ Callsign changes 1980-present. Retrieved November 28, 2018.
  4. ^ "Hit Music Now Coming To Albany, GA?". Radio Insight. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  5. ^ "Elvis Duran Adds Ten Affiliates From Bobby Bones". Radio Insight. Retrieved July 16, 2018.
  6. ^ "WGEX Rebrands As Power 97.3". Radio Insight. Retrieved July 16, 2018.

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