WIXV

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WIXV
Wixvi95.png
CitySavannah, Georgia
Broadcast areaSavannah, Georgia
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Frequency95.5 MHz
BrandingI-95
Slogan"The Rock of Savannah"
Programming
FormatClassic Rock
Ownership
OwnerCumulus Media
WBMQ, WEAS-FM, WJCL-FM, WJLG
History
First air date
April 24, 1972 (as WSGF-FM)
Former call signs
WSGF-FM (June 8, 1971-July 15, 1983)
Call sign meaning
The station's frequency in Roman numerals
(IX = 9, V = 5)
Technical information
Facility ID54799
ClassC1
ERP98,000 watts
HAAT301.2 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live or
Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Websitei95savannah.com

WIXV (95.5 FM, "I-95") is a Classic rock formatted radio station targeted to Savannah, Georgia, United States. It is owned by Cumulus Broadcasting.

History[edit]

WSGF-FM[edit]

WIXV began as WSGF-FM. An application for WSGF-FM, and the callsign, was originally applied for on June 8, 1971; however, an earlier application for the station to operate on 102.1 MHz was tendered in 1969. WSGF-FM began broadcasting on April 24, 1972,[1] & would receive its license to broadcast on April 11, 1973.[2] WSGF-FM originally broadcast a middle-of-the-road (MOR) format. The station changed callsigns to WIXV on July 15, 1983.[3]

The station started as in 1972 as WSGF ("95SGF"), a Top 40-leaning adult contemporary station. The station was highly successful against other competitors such as 1400 AM and Z102. By 1983, seeing the gap left by Wave 97 when they dropped album rock earlier that year, WSGF had become WIXV and added more hard rock to the playlist.

In 1986 I-95 became Savannah's full-time rock station. Bringing in legendary programmers like Bill Weston, Virgil Thompson, and Don Scott. Since then WIXV has been a hybrid mix of classic and newer rock. WIXV featured John Boy and Billy in the mornings for 15 years until they switched to the Bob and Tom show in January 2014, Currently featuring Don Scott, Renee LaSalle, and Sarah Hamilton.

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Coordinates: 32°03′29″N 81°20′17″W / 32.058°N 81.338°W / 32.058; -81.338