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WIXV
Wixvi95.png
Broadcast areaSavannah, Georgia
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Frequency95.5 MHz
BrandingI-95
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Ownership
OwnerCumulus Media
WEAS-FM, WJCL-FM, WTYB
History
First air date
April 24, 1972 (as WSGF-FM)
Former call signs
WSGF-FM (June 8, 1971-July 15, 1983)
Call sign meaning
The station's frequency in Roman numerals
(IX = 9, V = 5)
Technical information
Facility ID54799
ClassC1
ERP98,000 watts
HAAT301.2 meters
Links
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Websitei95savannah.com

WIXV (95.5 FM, "I-95") is a classic rock formatted radio station licensed to Savannah, Georgia, United States. It is owned by Cumulus Broadcasting.

History

WSGF-FM

WIXV began as WSGF-FM. An application for WSGF-FM, and the callsign, was originally applied for on June 8, 1971; however, an earlier application for the station to operate on 102.1 MHz was tendered in 1969. WSGF-FM began broadcasting on April 24, 1972,[1] & would receive its license to broadcast on April 11, 1973.[2] WSGF-FM originally broadcast a middle-of-the-road (MOR) format. The station changed callsigns to WIXV on July 15, 1983.[3]

The station started as in 1972 as WSGF ("95SGF"), a Top 40-leaning adult contemporary station. The station was highly successful against other competitors such as 1400 AM and Z102. By 1983, seeing the gap left by Wave 97 when they dropped album rock earlier that year, WSGF had become WIXV and added more hard rock to the playlist.

In 1986 I-95 became Savannah's full-time rock station. In 1998, Savannah Communications sold WIXV to Cumulus Broadcasting. Bringing in legendary programmers like Bill Weston, Virgil Thompson, and Don Scott. Since then WIXV has been a hybrid mix of classic and newer rock. WIXV featured John Boy and Billy in the mornings for 15 years until they switched to the Bob and Tom show in January 2014.

On October 7, 2021, longtime host and program director Don Scott died at the age of 65 due to COVID-19, leaving a vacancy in the lineup of the station, as he was the host of the afternoon segment when most listeners would be leaving and coming home from work [4]

References

  1. ^ 1974 Broadcasting Yearbook, p. B-56; retrieved from americanradiohistory.com on September 13, 2019.
  2. ^ History of WIXV, from the F.C.C.'s history cards; retrieved September 13, 2019.
  3. ^ Callsign history for WIXV; retrieved September 13, 2019.
  4. ^ "Don Scott". 7 October 2021.

Coordinates: 32°03′29″N 81°20′17″W / 32.058°N 81.338°W / 32.058; -81.338