FCC requirements mean broadcast will be same for AM, FM radio signals.
Baymont area residents have a new radio frequency and music format to listen to now, but the voices behind the microphones will be familiar.
After several months of legal work and construction of a new tower, WRMG began broadcasting at frequency 97.9 FM on Friday afternoon, Aug. 5. With the new frequency comes a format change. Owner Jack Ivy commented about the change on Facebook last week.
“The station has been in the works for a long time and as of 2:10 today we went live,” Ivy said in the post. “We will be playing the music a lot of you grew up with, mid to upper 60’s and 70’s.”
An original plan to keep the Gospel and country format for 1430 AM and the classic rock format on the new FM had to be changed after the Federal Communications Commission license required the AM and FM signals be simulcast. Gospel and country music will be played now on TV-12 and TV-97.