WMFX
WMFX Fox102.3 logo.png
Broadcast areaColumbia metropolitan area
Frequency102.3 MHz
BrandingFox 102.3
Programming
FormatClassic rock
Ownership
Owner
WARQ, WHXT, WPCO, WSCZ, WWDM
History
First air date
January 23, 1985 (as WWGO)
Former call signs
WWGO (1985-1987)
Call sign meaning
W the Midlands' FoX
Technical information
Facility ID19471
ClassA
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT100 meters (330 ft)
Links
WebcastListen live
WebsiteFox1023.com

WMFX (102.3 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to St. Andrews, South Carolina, and serving the Columbia metropolitan area. The Alpha Media outlet broadcasts a classic rock radio format, with a few alternative rock artists also in the playlist. The station goes by the name Fox 102.3 and its current slogan is "Columbia's Rock Station." Its radio studios and offices are located on Pineview Drive in Columbia.

WMFX has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 6,000 watts. Its transmitter is on Winterwood Road near Monticello Road.[1]

History

On January 23, 1985, the station first signed on as WWGO. It played a mix of Oldies and Adult Contemporary music under the "Go 102" handle. This format finished in the top five the first rating period with disc jockey John Anderson hosting mornings. It was sold in early 1987 after its second rating period saw a drop.

New owners changed the format to album rock, with a lean musically toward classic rock. The new call sign was WMFX, using the moniker Fox 102. The changes paid off as the station was usually placed within the Top 5 of the Arbitron ratings since that time.

In 1994, the station adjusted its format further toward classic rock and added the syndicated John Boy and Billy show for mornings.

The station is owned by Alpha Media through Alpha Media Licensee LLC, which also owns Urban Contemporary WHXT, Urban AC WWDM, Hot AC WARQ, and AAA WPCO in the Columbia radio market.

In March 2014, WMFX changed to mainstream rock, retaining the classic rock songs while adding alternative rock selections, from mostly 1990s artists such as Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, and The Foo Fighters. 2000's Groups such as Nickelback, Staind, Hoobastank and Trapt are also heard on WMFX.

References

Coordinates: 34°05′56″N 81°04′48″W / 34.099°N 81.080°W / 34.099; -81.080