FM Technical Profile: WORM


Station Name:
101 The Worm
Frequency:
101.7
Format:
Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] [bird's eye] Along Bowen Drive near Morningside Circle in the north part of Savannah.  Co-located with WORM-AM.
Power (ERP):
3 kW H only
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
174 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
Owner:
Gerald W. Hunt
History:
Savannah Broadcasting Service put this station on back in 1966 as the FM companion to WORM (AM), with the same Class A 3 kW setup it has today, and transmitting from the same place it transmits from today.  Through the early days up into the early 70's it mostly simulcast the AM, which had a country music format. 

Gerald W. Hunt bought this station and its AM sister in 1984.  By the early 90's, the station split from the AM and took the country into a more mainstream direction while the AM flipped to gold-based oldies.  It's been country ever since.