WWCN
Broadcast areaFort Myers, Florida
Frequency99.3 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingPlaya 99.3
Programming
FormatTropical music
Ownership
Owner
WBCN, WJPT, WRXK-FM, WXKB
History
First air date
October 12, 1983 (1983-10-12)[1]
Former call signs
  • WQEZ (1983-1990)
  • WZCR (1990-1992)
  • WJBX (1992-2013)
Technical information[2]
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID74286
ClassC2
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT142 meters (466 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
26°29′17″N 81°55′44″W / 26.488°N 81.929°W / 26.488; -81.929
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live
Websiteplaya993.com

WWCN (99.3 FM) is a commercial radio station located in Fort Myers Beach, Florida, broadcasting to the Fort Myers area. WWCN airs a Tropical music format branded as "Playa 99.3"; until 2012, it was an alternative rock radio station, although the active rock flip was confirmed following the flip of sister station WRXK-FM to talk radio. Every December, the station hosted a concert called the "99Xmas Ball".

On June 20, 2013, the then-WJBX took over sister station WWCN's ESPN sports radio programming, with the rock format moving to sister station WRXK.[3][4]

On May 28, 2021, WWCN changed their format from sports (which moved to WBCN 770 AM North Fort Myers) to tropical, branded as "Playa 99.3".[5]

References

  1. ^ Averill, Roslyn (October 13, 1983). "Easy-listening radio station to broadcast from Beach". News-Press. p. 2B. Retrieved December 24, 2019.
  2. ^ "Facility Technical Data for WWCN". Licensing and Management System. Federal Communications Commission.
  3. ^ Beasley Announces Multiple Format Changes At SW Florida Cluster
  4. ^ Beasley Plays Musical Chairs In Fort Myers
  5. ^ Playa & ESPN Move To New Locations In Fort Myers Radioinsight - May 28, 2021