FM Technical Profile: WGSY

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Station Name:
Sunny 100
Adult Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] West of River Chase Drive, north of US-80 in Phenix City.
Power (ERP):
6 kW
Antenna HAAT:
328 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-[?] Time-[?] Text-[?] PTY-[?] PI-WGSY-FM
AUX: 5.9 kW @ 73 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:

[Studio] Street View imagery of the iHeartMedia studios in Columbus.
This station started out as WXLE when it was first licensed in 1971.  By 1974 it was presumably doing Soft Adult Contemporary as WEIZ.  The calls changed to WGSY in 1987, which is likely when they picked up their long-lasting "Sunny 100" branding. 

In January 2018, after doing the usual round of Christmas music for the 2017 holidays, the station stuck with the format, re-branding itself as "Santa 100".  The station flipped to
Hip-Hop a few days later (despite the proclamation from the local newspaper that the Santa format was permanent!)  The format change happened after iHeart sold WBFA (and its Hip Hop format) to a competitor.  A few weeks after the flip, the calls changed to WHTY and the old calls moved to the AM/translator combo that iHeart Radio offloaded the format onto. 

The station returned to its former Adult Contemporary format as "Sunny 100" again in June 2020, after iHeart flipped WGSY (AM) to a talk format.  In August 2020, the WGSY calls returned here, with the old WHTY calls moving to 1460 AM.