WDMO
CityBaldwin, Wisconsin
Broadcast areaEau Claire, Wisconsin
Frequency95.7 MHz
BrandingThunder Country 95.7
Programming
FormatCountry music
Ownership
OwnerZoe Communications
WXNK, WGMO, WPLT
History
First air date
November 17, 1978
Former call signs
WRDN-FM (1978-2002)
WYLT (2002-2002)
WJRV (2002-2003)
Call sign meaning
95 GMO (station formerly simulcast sister station WGMO)
Technical information
Facility ID65632
ClassA
ERP4,000 watts
HAAT124 meters
Transmitter coordinates
44°56′33″N 92°24′59″W / 44.94250°N 92.41639°W / 44.94250; -92.41639
Links
Websitehttp://thunder957.com

WDMO (95.7 FM) is a radio station, broadcasting a country music format in Baldwin, Wisconsin. The station is currently owned by Zoe Communications, Inc.[1][2]

History

Originally licensed to Durand, Wisconsin, the station went on the air as WRDN-FM on November 17, 1978. While licensed to Durand, the station operated on 95.9 FM. For much of its history, however, the station operated from studios in Menomonie, a larger city closer to the Eau Claire broadcast market.

The station changed its call sign to WYLT on January 1, 2002, to WJRV on January 17, 2002, and to the current WDMO on April 1, 2003.[3]

The station formerly also had an AM sister in Durand, operating on 1430 AM with the call sign WQOQ. That station returned to the original WRDN call sign in 2011.

In 2008, Zoe Communications was granted a construction permit to move the station from Durand to Baldwin, which would also see its frequency changed to the current 95.7 FM.[4] The station relaunched in Baldwin with its current branding and format on April 5, 2012. The AM sister station was sold to Durand Broadcasting, which relaunched it as a separate station with the call sign WRDN.[4]

They also started local broadcasts of a weekly St. Croix Valley High School Football game on Friday nights and a midweek High School Boys/Girls Basketball game.

References

  1. ^ "WDMO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WRDN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WDMO Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ a b News Archive for April 2012. Northpine.com, April 2012.