WBLX-FM
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Broadcast areaLower Alabama/Florida Panhandle
Frequency92.9 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding93BLX
Programming
FormatMainstream Urban
Ownership
Owner
WABD, WDLT-FM, WGOK, WXQW
History
First air date
October 1, 1973; 48 years ago (1973-10-01)
Former call signs
WBLX (1973-1988)[1]
Call sign meaning
BLaX (a play on "Blacks", its target audience; see KBLX)
Technical information
Facility ID2540
ClassC
ERP98,000 watts
HAAT520.5 meters (1,708 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
30°36′45″N 87°38′43″W / 30.61250°N 87.64528°W / 30.61250; -87.64528
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitethebigstation93blx.com

WBLX-FM (92.9 FM, "93BLX") is an American Mainstream Urban music-formatted radio station that serves Mobile, Lower Alabama, and Pensacola, Florida. The station has served the Gulf Coast for more than 25 years. Owned by Cumulus Media, its studios are on Dauphin Avenue in Midtown Mobile, and its transmitter is near Robertsdale, Alabama.

The station was assigned the WBLX-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on July 4, 1988.[1] In 2006, WBLX began broadcasting in IBOC digital radio, using the HD Radio system from iBiquity.

History

WBLX began in October 1973 as FM counterpart to gospel station WMOO (1550 AM). As WBLX, with the CHUrban format and then as an Urban Contemporary format, has been one of the market's leading stations with the same calls and format for 45 years. In 1998, Cumulus acquired competitor WDLT-FM, and skewed it to being an Urban Adult Contemporary. This has allowed WBLX to skew its programming towards a younger audience as a Mainstream Urban. Also for many years, WBLX carried the "93BLX Jams!" and "The Beat of the Bay" brandnames, however, in 2000 they changed their slogan to "The Big Station 93BLX".

Cumulus Broadcasting began upgrading its stations to HD Radio broadcasting in 2005. One of the first ten stations to be upgraded was WBLX-FM.[2]

WBLX is one of the most powerful radio stations in the Gulf region. It can be heard from New Orleans, Montgomery, AL, South Georgia, Panama City, Fl, and 100 miles out in the Gulf of Mexico.

Personnel

E.J. Greig is the Program Director.

Steve Harvey Morning Show Host.

DJ Blayze, Air Personality/Mixer.

Nick @ Night Air personality.

Janice More Gospel Show host.

G Man Air personality.

References

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ Harnett, Mary Beth (2006-04-24). "Harris Corporation Announces Multi-Deal Agreement as Exclusive HD Radio(TM) Supplier to Cumulus Broadcasting". EE Times.((cite news)): CS1 maint: url-status (link)