WCMP-FM
CityPine City, Minnesota
Broadcast areaEast-central Minnesota and Northwest Wisconsin
Frequency100.9 MHz
BrandingCool Country 100.9 FM
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerAlan R. Quarnstrom
(Q Media Properties, LLC)
WCMP
History
First air date
October 15, 1977 (1977-10-15)[1]
Call sign meaning
Cambridge Mora Pine City
Technical information
Facility ID52621
ClassC3
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT84 meters (276 feet)
Transmitter coordinates
45°54′07″N 92°57′25″W / 45.90194°N 92.95694°W / 45.90194; -92.95694
Links
WebcastListen live
Websitewww.wcmpradio.com

WCMP-FM (100.9 FM, "Cool Country 100.9 FM") is a radio station licensed to serve Pine City, Minnesota. It airs a country music format.[2]

It is owned by Alan R. Quarnstrom, through licensee Q Media Properties, and has studios at 15429 Pokegama Lake Rd. This facility is shared with sister station WCMP.

The station was assigned the WCMP-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on August 9, 1979,[3] originally at 92.1 FM.

On-air personalities

Joshua Miron: Morning Show Host

Pine City Native Joe Keyport: News Director/Host

Andrew DeVall: Sports

Andrew Fontanille: Reporter

Ownership

In July 2001, Quarnstrom Media Group LLC (Alan R. Quarnstrom, president) agreed to purchase WCMP and WCMP-FM from Pine City Broadcasting Co. Inc., for a reported sale price of $1.25 million.[4] The deal was approved by the FCC on August 23, 2001, and the deal was consummated on September 4, 2001.[5]

In June 2007, Red Rock Radio Corp. (Romeo "Ro" Grignon, president) reached an agreement to purchase WCMP and WCMP-FM from Alan Quarnstrom for a reported sale price of $1.6 million.[6] The deal was approved by the FCC on July 20, 2007, and the deal was consummated on August 1, 2007.[7]

On September 16, 2016, Red Rock Radio announced that it would sell WCMP and WCMP-FM to Q Media Properties, putting the stations back under the control of Alan Quarnstrom;[8] the sale was completed on November 30, 2016 at a purchase price of $300,000.[9]

References

  1. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-239. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  4. ^ Rathburn, Elizabeth A. (2001-08-06). "Changing Hands - 8/6/2001". Broadcasting & Cable.
  5. ^ "Application Search Details - BAL-20010713AAR". FCC Media Bureau. 2001-09-04.
  6. ^ "Deals - 06/11/2007". Broadcasting & Cable. 2007-06-11.
  7. ^ "Application Search Details BAL-20070531AKG". FCC Media Bureau. 2007-08-01.
  8. ^ Venta, Lance (September 16, 2016). "Red Rock Radio Continues Sell-Off With Two Deals". RadioInsight. Retrieved April 21, 2017.
  9. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. December 2, 2016. Retrieved April 21, 2017.