WBGA

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WBGA
WBGA Hallelujah 96.3 logo.png
Frequency1490 kHz
BrandingHallelujah 96.3
Programming
FormatUrban gospel
Ownership
Owner
WGIG, WHFX, WQGA, WYNR
History
First air date
1940 (as WMOG)
Former call signs
WMOG (1940–2014)
Technical information
Facility ID36930
ClassC
Power600 watts unlimited
Transmitter coordinates
31°9′42.00″N 81°28′28.00″W / 31.1616667°N 81.4744444°W / 31.1616667; -81.4744444
Translator(s)96.3 W242CJ (Brunswick)
Links
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteHallelujah 96.3 Website

WBGA (1490 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an urban gospel format. Licensed to Brunswick, Georgia, United States, the station serves the Brunswick area. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc., through licensee iHM Licenses, LLC.[1]

Previous call sign WMOG was said to be an acronym for "Wonderful Marshes of Glynn". The original station was located on the FJ Torras Causeway, overlooking the Glynn County marshes between Brunswick and St. Simons Island.

Former On Air Personalities: Richard Anderson (1982-1984)

On May 1, 2014, WMOG changed formats from oldies (as "The Beach") to classic hits, rebranded as "Big 96.3".

On May 15, 2014, Qantum Communications announced that it would sell its 29 stations, including WMOG, to Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), in a transaction connected to Clear Channel's sale of WALK AM-FM in Patchogue, New York to Connoisseur Media via Qantum.[2] The transaction was consummated on September 9, 2014.

On September 8, 2014, WMOG changed formats from oldies to urban adult contemporary, branded as "B96.3 Jamz", under new call letters, WBGA.[3]

On March 14, 2019, WBGA changed formats from urban adult contemporary to urban gospel, branded as "Hallelujah 96.3".[4]

Previous logos

WMOG logo.png WBGA B96.3Jamz logo.png

References

  1. ^ "WBGA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014.
  3. ^ Brunswick, GA Stations Swap Locations
  4. ^ WBGSA Drops Urban AC For Gospel Radioinsight - March 14, 2019

External links


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