Broadcast areaHuntington metro area
Frequency106.3 MHz
Branding106.3 The Brew
FormatClassic rock
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Premium Choice
First air date
October 1, 1980 (1980-10-01)
Former call signs
WNST-FM (1980-1985)
WAEZ-FM (1985–93)
WZZW (1993–94)
WFXN (1994–97)
Call sign meaning
W Album MiX
Technical information
Facility ID60450
ERP1,650 watts
HAAT338 meters (1,109 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
38°30′21.00″N 82°12′33.00″W / 38.5058333°N 82.2091667°W / 38.5058333; -82.2091667
WebcastListen Live

WAMX (106.3 FM, "106.3 The Brew") is a classic rock radio station licensed to Milton, West Virginia, serving the Huntington metro area. Owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. The WAMX studios are located in Huntington, while the station transmitter resides near Ona, West Virginia. In addition to a standard analog transmission, WAMX is available online via iHeartRadio.[1][2][3]


The station began broadcasting on October 1, 1980, under the callsign WNST-FM.[4]

In May 1985, the station changed to (WAEZ) an easy listening format.[5]

Circa 1990, the format switched to oldies encompassing the 50s, 60s, and 70s. Principal on air personalities included Dave Z (Carlisle) in the morning, Jack O'Shea in the afternoon, and Brian "Doc of Rock" Atkins in the evening.

In the autumn of 1991, WAEZ switched to the Oldies Radio/"Good Time Rock 'n Roll" satellite feed furnished by the Satellite Music Network. However, O'Shea was allowed to maintain his weekday afternoon slot from 2 to 6 PM and Atkins stayed on as the News Director in the mornings giving the newscast at the top of the hour during the Zippo in the Morning feed.

In late 1993, the call letters were changed to WZZW. Shortly thereafter in early 1994, the format was switched to a rock format provided by satellite.

In early 1996, the station became The Fox with Morning Host Scott Hesson live and Westwood One Classic Rock outside morning drive.

In 1997, the call letters were changed to WAMX (resurrecting the call letters once used by 93.7 WDGG from 1970 to 1988), the tag became "X-106.3", and the format was changed to progressive rock.

WAMX is now 1063 The Brew, playing classic rock with Scott Hesson back in the afternoon slot


  1. ^ "In Brief - September 13, 2013". FMQB.com. Friday Morning Quarterback, Inc. September 13, 2013. Archived from the original on March 14, 2014. Retrieved September 15, 2013. Syndicated talk show Rover's Morning Glory has added two new affiliates with the addition of Rock WKGB/Binghamton and Classic Rock WAMX/Huntington.
  2. ^ "Sixx Sense -".
  3. ^ "1063 the Brew - Huntington's Only Classic Rock Station".
  4. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/hd2/Archive-BC-YB-IDX/80s-OCR-YB/1986-YB/1986-BC-YB-OCR-Page-0394.pdf[dead link]
  5. ^ "Billboard Magazine, Vol. 97, No. 18". 4 May 1985.