97.3 Asheville

Saga Launches Pure Oldies In Asheville

Saga Communications Sports “WISE Sports Radio” 1310 WISE Asheville/970 WYSE Canton NC has moved its translator simulcast to the newly launched 102.9 W275CP Canton. That has cleared 97.3 W247BV Asheville to switch to Oldies “Pure Oldies 97.3” via 96.5 WOXL-HD3. Focusing completely on hits of the 1950s and 60s, with core artists listed as including Elvis, Chuck Berry, the Supremes, Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Beach Boys, the Shirelles, Little Richard, and Bill Haley and the Comets. Western North Carolina’s newest radio station, Asheville’s Pure Oldies 97.3, is on the air. “We’re playing songs from Elvis, Chuck Berry, the Supremes, Beatles, Herman’s Hermits, Beach Boys, the Shirelles, Little Richard, and Bill Haley and the Comets,” says Neal Sharpe, Pure Oldies 97.3 Ope...[Read More]

Saga Launches Fourth Asheville Translator

Saga Communications Sports “ESPN Asheville” 1310 WISE Asheville/970 WYSE Canton NC is now airing on 97.3 W247BV Asheville bringing the station’s programming to FM. The new signal operates with 99 watts vertical at 316 meters from the same tower as recently launched 105.5 W288CQ (Coverage Map). The station is Saga’s third translator (or metro signal as the company calls them) to sign-on this year and fourth overall joining AAA “98.1 The River” W251AO, Classic Hits “Rewind 100.3” W262CO, and Country “105.5 The Outlaw” W288CQ. In addition to the two AM’s that will now be heard on 97.3, Saga also owns AC “Mix 96.5” WOXL and Rock “105.9 The Mountain” WTMT in the Asheville market.

FCC Applications 11/25

Communications attorney John Garziglia has applied to increase his CP for 97.7 W249CO Reston, VA from 73 to 250 watts. Serving Washington DC’s western suburbs, the translator is licensed to rebroadcast American University’s 88.5 WAMU. With 100.3 WLML Lake Park/West Palm Beach close to launching, Reach Communications has filed a displacement application to relocate 100.3 W262AN Tamarac, FL to 101.1 with no facility changes. The translator simulcasts Clear Channel News/Talk 610 WIOD Miami. Clear Channel’s recently acquired 98.7 W254AZ Belmont, NC has applied to relocate its tower into the Charlotte city limits where it will operate with 180 watts. Clear Channel has acquired 105.1 W286BK Birmingham from Way Media for no financial compensation. Way gains the right to continue...[Read More]