WANG
Frequency1490 kHz
BrandingBob 106.3
Programming
FormatAdult hits
Ownership
OwnerTelesouth Communications, Inc.
WXYK, WOSM, WCPR-FM, WGBL, WTNI
History
First air date
1948 (as WLOX)
Former call signs
WLOX (1948–1982)
WBND (1982–1988)
WMTX (1988–1989)
WXLS (1989–1993)
WXBD (1993-2018)
Technical information
Facility ID37095
ClassC
Power1,000 watts unlimited
Translator(s)106.3 MHz W292GD (Biloxi)
Repeater(s)WTNI (1640 kHz, Biloxi)
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitebob1063fm.com

WANG (1490 AM) is a radio station licensed to Biloxi, Mississippi. Owned by Telesouth Communications, it broadcasts a commercial adult hits format. The station is simulcast on 1640 WTNI, as well as translator station W292GD on 106.3 FM.

History

WLOX announced its grand opening on May 27, 1948 as part of the Mutual Broadcasting System.[1]

In 2018, Alpha Media sold its Biloxi stations, including WANG, to Telesouth Communications.[2] The sale was consummated on March 1, 2019, at a price of $2.5 million.

On March 8, 2019, WANG ended its sports format simulcast with WTNI, and changed its format to classic country, branded as "103.5 The Possum".[3] In June 2019, WTNI ended the remaining sports programming and also flipped to classic country, by resuming its simulcast of WANG.

On December 22, 2020, translator station W278CE moved to 106.3, and WANG and WTNI flipped to a tourist information format as 106.3 Casino Radio. The stations primarily carry segments and advertising highlighting local casinos, restaurants, and other attractions in the Biloxi area.[4]

On October 10, 2021 WANG and WTNI changed their formats from tourist information to adult hits, branded as "Bob 106.3".[5]

Translator

Broadcast translators of WANG
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
W292GD 106.3 Biloxi, Mississippi 143076 250 0 m (0 ft) D FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ "WLOX Grand Opening Thursday May 27 6AM - 12PM (advertisement)". Sun Herald. Biloxi, Mississippi. May 26, 1948. p. five – via newspapers.com.
  2. ^ "Alpha Sells Biloxi Cluster To Telesouth". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-12-27.
  3. ^ Pair of Classic Country Flips in Biloxi Radioinsight - March 8, 2019
  4. ^ "Casino Radio Debuts In Biloxi". RadioInsight. 2020-12-22. Retrieved 2020-12-25.
  5. ^ Bob Returns To Biloxi/Gulfport Radioinsight - October 10, 2021

Coordinates: 30°23′38″N 88°59′58″W / 30.39389°N 88.99944°W / 30.39389; -88.99944