FM Technical Profile: WGBL
- Station Name:
- G 96.7
- Classic Hip-Hop
view] Off Klein Road, west of Oliver Drive in northern
Gulfport. Co-located with WXYK-FM on WROA-AM's big array.
view] At Seaway Road and Southpark Drive in Gulfport.
Co-located with WJZD. (CP)
- Power (ERP):
- 4.3 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 390 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
60 dBu protected
contour map, from FCCdata.org.
PS-The New "G" 96.7
Text-The New "G" 96.7
Now Playing (song/artist)
RDS display from an Insignia portable radio, showing the Radio
Text and PI (call sign) fields.
Audio sample of station, flipping from sports (with robotic
countdown voice) to contemporary country. 5'39", 6.51 MB, MP3
- 96.7 was
originally WGUF (GUlF) FM, class A country companion to daytimer
1130 AM with the same calls. This was in the mid 70's. In the 80's,
went to black formatting with the name "Foxy" (WQFX), after the
black music formatting was abandoned by another local station WTAM.
In recent years, when one owner took over much of the Biloxi /
Gulfport licenses, the light rock format was moved here and the
calls became WLRK (Light RocK). In early September 1999, the station
changed formats to jammin' oldies. Its shares as a lite rock station
were low, around a 1% share. Following their abandonment of the Lite
Rock format, the station changed calls to WUJM for their JaMin'
oldies format. In late summer/early fall of 2003 (?), the
station moved to 80's and 90's hit music with the unusual moniker
"Molly 96.7"--a reference to "The Breakfast Club" actress Molly
Ringwald. Later the station switched to "Hank FM" with a country
- On 29
August 2011 the station began stunting with a non-stop look of Gary
Glitter's Rock and Roll, Part 2, which signaled a change to
sports talk two days later as "The Champ". This became the
Mississippi gulf coast's first local FM sports talk station,
simulcasting AMs WXBD and WTMI, also in Biloxi. The simulcast
ended in early September, 2014 when this station broke off and began
stunting with a robotic countdown clock. The countdown ended
at 5 pm on 5 September, with the debut of contemporary country under
the "96-7 The Bull" moniker. The calls changed to WGBL (Gulf BuLl)
in August 2014. In December of 2015 the station (along with
stable-mate WXYK) received a construction permit to relocate to the
Alpha Media tower used by WJZD at the studio. On Valentine's
Day 2016, the station unexpectedly flipped to a classic hip-hop
format, remaking itself as "G 96.7", with poor ratings cited for the
end of the country format.
station was sold, along with most of the rest of the Alpha Media
cluster in Biloxi, to Telesouth Communications for $2.5 million in