FM Technical Profile: WQBB
- Station Name:
- Bob FM
- Variety hits
At the end of Pine Hills Road, just south of Government Street in
- Power (ERP):
- 25 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 312 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
PS-BOB 105.9 [artist / song title]
Text-Now playing [song/artist] on BOB 105.9
- This facility
dates back to an original construction permit issued to a company
called Broadcasters and Publishers, Incorporated for WPEM.
They put the station on air in May of 1976 as "Good Country" WGUD on
106.3 MHz, as a class A signal licensed to Pascagoula. The
original transmitter site was at the corner of Wellbrook Street and
Downing Avenue in Moss Point, north of I-10. The transmitter
was a Harris FM2 5H3 model with an output of 1.749 kW. A few
months after sign-on, the license was transferred to WGUD Stereo,
The station received an upgrade to better serve the coastal market
in 1991. This necessitated a change to 105.9 MHz and a tower
move closer to Biloxi, but it also gave them 25 kW to work
with. That facility went on the air in 1992. At that
time, the calls changed WXYK and the format flipped from country to
Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR).
The station was sold to Gulf Coast Radio Partners in February 1997
for $400,000. The station changed formats from CHR to classic
rock, taking on the WXRG calls the same month. The WZKX
calls and CHR format migrated to a sister station on 107.1
Triad Broadcasting acquired the station in the summer of 1999.
In the fall of 2006 it appears this station has changed calls to
WHGO, as "GO FM", still with classic rock. In the fall of 2010, the
station flipped from classic rock to variety hits as "Bob FM".
This is the second appearance of "Bob" in Mississippi, the first
being WYMX in Greenwood. Shortly after the flip, the WHGO call
letters were dropped, for WQBB.
Alpha Media acquired the license for this and other area stations in
The station was
sold, along with most of the rest of the Alpha Media cluster in
Biloxi, to Telesouth Communications for $2.5 million in December