WGIG
WGIG 98.7FM News Talk Sports logo.png
Broadcast areaBrunswick area
Frequency1440 kHz
BrandingReal Radio 1440
Programming
FormatNews/talk
AffiliationsFox News Radio
Ownership
Owner
WBGA, WHFX, WQGA, WYNR
History
Former call signs
WBGA (1983–1987)
Technical information
Facility ID63432
ClassB
Power5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
31°10′7.00″N 81°32′14.00″W / 31.1686111°N 81.5372222°W / 31.1686111; -81.5372222
Translator(s)W254DO (98.7 MHz, Brunswick)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://1440wgig.iheart.com/

WGIG (1440 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk format. Licensed to Brunswick, Georgia, United States, the station serves the Brunswick area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., through licensee iHM Licenses, LLC.[1]

History

The station was assigned the call letters WBGA on September 15, 1983. On August 29, 1987, the station changed its call sign to the current WGIG.[2]

Many on air personalities have been employed by WGIG in their many years of service.

On Air Personalities-

Richard Anderson, also known as Rich Thomas (1983-1985)

Lauren Nobles, Hosted the local talk show Straight Talk (1996-2012)[3]

Scott Ryfun, Current host of local talk show Straight Talk (2012–present)[4]

On May 15, 2014, Qantum Communications announced that it would sell its 29 stations, including WGIG, to Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), in a transaction connected to Clear Channel's sale of WALK AM-FM in Patchogue, New York to Connoisseur Media via Qantum.[5] The transaction was consummated on September 9, 2014.

References

  1. ^ "WGIG Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WGIG Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ Georgia Radio Museum and Hall Of Fame; 2012 Career Achievement Inductee
  4. ^ Current WGIG-AM Program Line-Up
  5. ^ Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014.