FM Technical Profile: WLGF
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- Station Name:
- Contemporary Christian
view] Orange Grove, co-located with WGCM-FM and WUJM-FM. The
antenna is side-mounted on one of the 8 towers of WROA AM, just
north of Klein Road, 1/4 mile from Connie Drive.
view] At Seaway Road and Southpark Drive in Gulfport.
Co-located with WJZD. (CP)
- Power (ERP):
- 2.8 kW
2.7 kW (CP)
- Antenna HAAT:
- 400 feet
302 feet (CP)
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
map, from the FCCdata.org. (CP)
On the "Radio Sticker of the Day" blog, a bumper sticker from the
station's "Surf 107" days.
- This station
signed on in 1964 as WROA-FM, companion to Charles W. Dowdy's AM on
1390 kHz. It was programmed separately from the AM with a
Beautiful Music format and broadcast with an Effective Radiated
Power of 2.9 kW from a Gates FMS-1C transmitter feeding a Gates
FMA-4A four section antenna at 155 feet above ground. The
studios and transmitter were at 1410 North Broad Avenue in Gulfport.
The station got a slight boost in power in 1970, increasing to 3 kW
at 162 feet, using a new Gates FM-3H transmitter and a Gates FMC-3A
three section antenna system. In early 1973, the station moved from
Broad Avenue to a transmitter site 6 miles north of downtown, to
Klein Road where the new WROA AM 9 tower (!) array was built.
The station flipped to a Progressive Rock format in February 1980,
changing calls to WXLS in the process. In 1986, Gulf Coast
Broadcasting (the Dowdy family) purchased a station on 107.9 MHz in
Poplarville and moved it to the coast. They put Top 40 on that
signal and sold this one, to Contemporary Communications in
1987. The format flipped from Progressive to Adult
Contemporary, first as "Surf 107", then later as "Lite Rock
107.1". The calls became WXLS-FM in 1989, when Contemporary
Communications changed their Biloxi AM to WXLS (AM).
The station was sold as part of a group purchase to KZ Radio Ltd. in
1990. The station was sold again in 1993, along with WXLS AM in
Biloxi, to LES Radio Corporation, for $50,000. After more
consolidation in the market, the station was sold to Gulf Coast
Radio Partners in 1997. They flipped the format to
Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) as "Power 107", along with the WXYK
calls. Later, the slogan became "The Monkey".
station was sold, along with the rest of the Alpha Media cluster in
Biloxi, to Telesouth Communications for $2.5 million in December
2018. Owning all of Alpha's properties in the market would
have put Telesouth over the ownership caps, so they were forced to
divest this station to Port Broadcasting for $300,000. Port
Broadcasting is owned by Donald Stewart Davenport, nephew of
Telesouth Communications principal Stephen C. Davenport.
At the end of February 2019, The Monkey CHR format moved to the
bigger signal on 105.9 MHz that was formerly the home of Variety
Hits "Bob FM". As of 28 February 2019, this station is running
a loop telling listeners to tune in to the new frequency; it is not
known what the new format will be. The call letters also went
with the format, and the new calls of this station are WLGF.
At the start of March 2019, it was reported that the format being
aired was the K-Love Christian Contemporary music feed.
Port Broadcasting announced the sale of the station to Educational
Media Foundation, who is already airing their K-Love format here, in
June 2019. The sale is reported at $362,000.