WSMS
CityArtesia, Mississippi
Broadcast areaColumbus-Starkville-West Point
Frequency99.9 MHz
Branding99.9 The Fox
Programming
FormatAlbum-oriented rock (AOR)
AffiliationsPremiere Radio Networks
Ownership
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
WJWF, WKOR-FM, WMXU, WNMQ, WSSO
History
First air date
1987 (as WZIX)
Former call signs
WZIX (1984-1991)
WJWF-FM (1991-1993)
WQNN (1993-1996)
Technical information
Facility ID6664
ClassC2
ERP47,000 watts
HAAT154 meters (505 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
33°39′14″N 88°37′15″W / 33.65389°N 88.62083°W / 33.65389; -88.62083Coordinates: 33°39′14″N 88°37′15″W / 33.65389°N 88.62083°W / 33.65389; -88.62083
Links
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Websitewww.999thefoxrocks.com

WSMS (99.9 FM, "The Fox") is a Mississippi based radio station broadcasting an album-oriented rock (AOR) music format.[1] Licensed to Artesia, Mississippi, United States, the station serves the Columbus-Starkville-West Point area. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media and features programming from Premiere Radio Networks.[2]

History

The Federal Communications Commission issued a construction permit for the station to Bravo Communications, Inc. on May 10, 1984.[3] The station was assigned the call sign WZIX on July 3, 1984, and received its license to cover on July 15, 1987.[4] On June 1, 1991, the station changed its call sign to WJWF-FM. Bravo Communications assigned the station's license to the current owner, Cumulus Media, on February 14, 2002.[5] On April 1, 1993, the station changed its call sign again to WQNN, and on March 1, 1996, to the current WSMS.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Archived from the original on September 23, 2009. Retrieved August 3, 2009.
  2. ^ "WSMS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009.
  3. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009.
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009.
  5. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009.
  6. ^ "WSMS Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 3, 2009.