FM Technical Profile: WOSM
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- Station Name:
- Talk, News,
view] Just east of MS-57, north of US 98 between Ocean Springs
and Gautier. East on Brown Road to Radio Road.
- Power (ERP):
- 50 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 492 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Text-SUPERTALK AND SUPERTALK.FM WE COVER MISSISSIPPI
- More Information:
Image showing the strange RDS data being sent, as viewed on an
Insignia HD portable, showing the PI (call sign) and Radio Text
fields. From October 2015.
Image showing the fixed RDS data being sent, as viewed on a
Hyundai OEM car stereo. From April 2023.
Gulflive article on the reaction to the station changing hands and
Mississippi Today article on the station's role in a statewide
welfare scandal. From December 2022.
- 103.1 started in
1971 as WOSM (Ocean Springs Mississippi) as a 100% religious outlet,
locally owned by Charles Cooper. Same calls, ownership and format
continued until the sale of the station to Telesouth in August 2013.
Started as a class A, but upgraded to C2 and shows up in Mobile
Arbitron ratings sometimes. Owner's wife is a native of
Germany and she's on the air quite a bit — her accent was intriguing
to listen to. The station had held a permit to increase class,
with a power boost to a full 100 kW, with a stick northeast of
Pascagoula that would have put a big signal into both the Biloxi and
- In July
2013 it was announced that owner Mr. Cooper sold the station to
Telesouth Communications, who planned to change the format to their
statewide Supertalk Mississippi format at closing. On 26
August 2013 at 6 am, the station flipped to the talk format.
In June 2014 the station filed to dismiss the 100 kW construction
permit, instead applying for a height increase of just 30 feet from
their existing tower. That app was granted and the license to
cover filed by the end of November 2014.