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WOLD-FM

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WOLD-FM 1025 FM is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Marion, Virginia The station broadcasts a classic rock music format to Southwest Virginia[1] WOLD-FM is owned and operated by Thomas Copenhaver's TECO Broadcasting, Inc[2]

Contents

  • 1 Programming
  • 2 History
  • 3 In popular culture
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links

Programming

WOLD-FM broadcasts a classic rock music format to the greater Marion/Saltville/Tazewell, Virginia, area[3] Weekday programming includes The John Boy and Billy Big Show from Premiere Radio Networks in the mornings,[4] The Rick and Bubba Show afternoons and Nights with Alice Cooper from United Stations Radio Networks in late night[5] Weekend programming includes The Tim White Bluegrass Show[6] and Virginia Tech Hokies sports broadcasts[5][7]

History

Logo used under the station's former "Renegade" branding

WOLD-FM signed on in 1968 as a sister station to WOLD 1330 AM The AM station is now licensed as WSNQ and owned by Praise and Glory Ministries based in Knoxville, Tennessee

In November 2007, longtime license holder Emerald Sound, Inc, reached an agreement with TECO Broadcasting, Inc, to transfer the broadcast license for WOLD-FM plus all of the station's assets for a published sale price of $400,000 In addition, TECO Broadcasting agreed to pay Emerald Sound owners Robert S Dix and Patricia A Dix $100,000 as "non-compete" compensation TECO Broadcasting is wholly owned by Tom Copenhaver, licensee for WZVA The deal was accepted for filing by the FCC on January 30, 2008, approved on April 10, 2008, and the transaction consummated on May 1, 2008[8]

In September 2010, the station's format shifted from pure classic rock to classic rock plus some country music, branded as "The Renegade, rock with a twang"[5]

In 2016, the station and then-sister station WZVA were purchased by CDM Broadcasting, Inc However, effective January 31, 2018, both stations were sold back to TECO Broadcasting in exchange for releasing CDM Broadcasting from the $651,039 promissory note related to the 2016 purchase

In popular culture

For his 1973 album Short Stories, singer Harry Chapin wrote a song about an aging disc jockey who begins and ends his career at fictional FM radio station "WOLD" after stops as a late night talk show host at an unnamed station in Tulsa, Oklahoma and another stop at another unnamed station in Boise, Idaho[9] The fictional WOLD may not be located in Boise because the call letters of most US stations west of the Mississippi begin with "K" rather than "W" Radio Station WBAP Fort Worth, WHO Des Moines, WOAI San Antonio, and other broadcasters licensed before the FCC rule change in 1923 kept their original call letters The song, "WOLD", would prove more popular with disc jockeys who could identify with the song than the general public, although it did reach #36 on the Billboard Hot 100 and became an international hit in March 1974, almost exactly six years after the real WOLD-FM signed on in Virginia[9][10][11]

References

  1. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles" Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings Retrieved August 30, 2014mw-parser-output citecitationmw-parser-output citation qmw-parser-output id-lock-free a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-free amw-parser-output id-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output id-lock-registration a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-limited a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-registration amw-parser-output id-lock-subscription a,mw-parser-output citation cs1-lock-subscription amw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registrationmw-parser-output cs1-subscription span,mw-parser-output cs1-registration spanmw-parser-output cs1-ws-icon amw-parser-output codecs1-codemw-parser-output cs1-hidden-errormw-parser-output cs1-visible-errormw-parser-output cs1-maintmw-parser-output cs1-subscription,mw-parser-output cs1-registration,mw-parser-output cs1-formatmw-parser-output cs1-kern-left,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-leftmw-parser-output cs1-kern-right,mw-parser-output cs1-kern-wl-right
  2. ^ "WOLD Facility Record" Federal Communications Commission, audio division Retrieved August 30, 2014
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile" Arbitron Retrieved January 27, 2011
  4. ^ "The Big Show Info" John Boy & Billy Radio Network Retrieved January 27, 2011
  5. ^ a b c "On Air" 1025 The Renegade Retrieved July 29, 2012
  6. ^ "Listen to the Show" The Tim White Bluegrass Show Retrieved January 27, 2011
  7. ^ "Virginia Tech Sports Network" Virginia Tech Hokies Retrieved January 27, 2011
  8. ^ "Application Search Details BALH-20080128AFI" FCC Media Bureau April 10, 2008 Retrieved January 27, 2011
  9. ^ a b Lewis, Jesse November 3, 1977 "DJ's Off Mike: Tuning In On The Radio Rodeo" Ocala Star-Banner Ocala, FL p 10A Retrieved January 27, 2011
  10. ^ "Hot 100 for Week Ending March 23, 1974" PDF Billboard March 23, 1974 Retrieved January 27, 2011
  11. ^ "The Facilities of AM-FM Radio" 1969 Broadcasting Yearbook Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc 1969 p B-169

External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WOLD
  • Radio-Locator information on WOLD
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WOLD


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