WXYY
G100Savannah.jpeg
Broadcast areaSavannah, Georgia
Hilton Head, South Carolina
Frequency100.1 MHz
BrandingG100.1
Programming
FormatClassic hip hop
Ownership
Owner
  • Alpha Media
  • (Alpha Media Licensee, LLC Debtor in Possession)
OperatorDick Broadcasting
WFXH-FM, WGCO, WRWN, WUBB, WHHW
History
First air date
1967
Former call signs
WMZD (2004–06)
WSGA (2006)
WSSJ (2006–14)
Technical information
Facility ID54805
ClassC1
ERP75,000 watts
HAAT142 meters (466 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
32°16′49.00″N 81°11′40.00″W / 32.2802778°N 81.1944444°W / 32.2802778; -81.1944444
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websiteg100savannah.com

WXYY (100.1 FM), known as G100.1, is a radio station broadcasting a classic hip hop format. Licensed to Rincon, Georgia, US, the station serves the Savannah and Hilton Head areas. The station is owned by Alpha Media and operated by Dick Broadcasting under a local marketing agreement. The studios and offices are on the south side of Savannah and the transmitter is in Rincon.

History

The station went on the air as WMZD on May 10, 2004. On March 9, 2006, the station changed its call sign to WSGA, on March 16, 2006, to WSSJ, and on March 6, 2014, to WXYY.[1] The station switched from a New AC (NAC)/Smooth Jazz format to Gospel music on March 19, 2008, with the name "Joy 100.1."

In March 2014, after L & L Broadcasting bought the 50,000-watt station, WXYY moved its call letters and Hot AC format from 107.9 FM, which had a 24,000-watt signal. VP of Programming Scott Mahalick said the change "will bring a great jolt of energy and vibe" to the market. WXYY "Y100" will continue to call its music "90's, 2K & Today". "The Bert Show" remains in the mornings with Patty Steele doing middays."[2] On September 22, 2014, Program Director Rob Walker rebranded Y100 as "All The Hits", dropping all remaining 80s and most of the 90s music, along with The Bert Show and moved the station to a straightforward CHR position. Over the course of the next year, Y100 shifted to a rhythmic format, which resulted in Mediabase moving WXYY to the Rhythmic panel in November 2015.[3]

On July 22, 2016, WXYY began stunting with a loop of "Nuthin' but a 'G' Thang" by Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, while running liners advising listeners to tune in at 5pm, at which time, WXYY flipped to classic hip hop as "G100".[4]

In September 2017, Dick Broadcasting announced that it would acquire Alpha Media's clusters in Savannah, Kinston/New Bern/Jacksonville, and Myrtle Beach. Under the terms of the sale, however, a formal sale filing will not be made for the Savannah stations until August 2019, with Dick operating these stations under a local marketing agreement in the meantime.[5]

References

  1. ^ "WXYY Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "L&L moves Hot AC down the dial in Savannah". Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  3. ^ "Mediabase Panel Changes".
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (2016-07-22). "Y100 Savannah Stunting Like A G Thang". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2016-07-22.
  5. ^ Venta, Lance (2017-09-05). "Dick Broadcasting Acquires Three Markets From Alpha Media". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2017-09-06.