FM Technical Profile: WOSM
- Station Name:
- Talk, News,
Just east of state 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.
PI-WOSM-FM (note: the mysteriously incorrect
information was verified on multiple radios)
Image showing the strange RDS data being sent, as viewed on an
Insignia HD portable, showing the PI (call sign) and Radio Text
Gulflive article on the reaction to the station changing hands and
- 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 Mobile areas.
- 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.