Mighty Media Group has launched Variety Hits “97.7 GuessFM” in Memphis.
Being fed by translator 97.7 W249BN Memphis, programming is being fed by 1430 WOWW. The station and translator signed-on last December by owner Flinn Broadcasting as “Memphis Kissin Country” but quickly shifted to a simulcast of Mighty Media’s “95.3 The Rebel” WEBL.
The new format is being billed as “a non-stop marathon of all kinds of pop, rock and soul hits from the 60s, 70s, 80s, 90s, 2000s and Today!”. The station is running jockless and commercial free. It’s launch is being overseen by consultant Joel Folger.
The 97.7 translator serves the eastern side of the Memphis market with its 250 watt signal coming from Bartlett. Despite what is stated in the press release and on other sites, the station is rebroadcasting 1430 WOWW and not 830 WUMY as confirmed to us by station GM Diana Smith. WUMY continues as the originating signal for sister Classic Country “Y105.5” W288BJ.
The Press Release announcing the birth of 97.7 GuessFM follows:
97.7 Guess FM, the newest radio station in Memphis, signed on early today featuring a non-stop marathon of all kinds of pop, rock and soul hits. The “Guess What’s Next??” format has something for almost everyone and is unique to Memphis. Similar stations have become among the most-listened-to stations in many markets across the country. For listeners in outlying areas, Guess FM is also being simulcast on AM 830 whose signal reaches across several states.
“We’re very excited to launch a brand new station for all types of music lovers here in the Mid-South,” said Program Director Tom Freeman, also born here in the Mid-South. “Guess FM takes a fun, casual approach and our broad playlist sounds like a gazillion songs and artists. Listeners can listen to “Guess What’s Next?” for days or weeks without hearing the same songs over and over and over again like most other stations.”
Guess FM is operated by Mighty Media Group LP, an independent broadcaster who also operates The Rebel 95.3 “Your New Country Leader” and Y105.5FM “Your Country Favorites.” Mighty Media Group is one of the fastest growing media companies in the Mid-South and also publishes the quarterly “Country Savings Guide” direct mail magazine.
General Manager Diana Smith commented, “Memphis, North Mississippi and the Mid-South now have a station they can truly call their own. Guess FM is driven by focusing on all kinds of music that can appeal to the whole family and also be perfect for office listening. Guess FM can also be heard on a live stream at www.guessfm.com.”