WDGG

WDGG

Infobox Radio Station


name = WDGG
airdate = October 1948
frequency = 93.7MHz
city = Ashland, Kentucky
area = Huntington, West Virginia Ashland, Kentucky
Ironton, Ohio | branding = "93.7 The Dawg"
format = Country| affiliations = CBS (1945-59, 1960-72) ABC (1972-83)
former_callsigns = WCMI-FM (1948-70) WAMX-FM (1970-88) WRVC-FM (1988-90s)
owner = Kindred Communications
erp = 100,000 Watts
slogan = "Country Favorites and Fun"
class = C
website = http://www.wdgg.fm
callsign_meaning = WDoGG (Dawg)

WDGG (93.7 FM) is one of several country music formatted radio stations in the Huntington, West Virginia, Ashland, Kentucky, and Ironton, Ohio, market area. The Dawg's city of license is Ashland, and their studios are in Huntington. The Dawg is the flagship station of the Marshall University sports radio network. The station along with WRVC-FM, WRVC-AM, and WCMI are owned by Huntington-based Kindred Communications.

WDGG has an ERP of 100,000 Watts and is licensed to the city of Ashland, due to West Virginia only being an FCC Zone I state, which would only allow the station to have 50,000 Watts of maximum power if it were to be licensed to Huntington.

History

*WDGG started out as WCMI-FM; A full-time country station that also carries NASCAR Nationwide Series and Sprint Cup series, as well as Marshall football and men's basketball
*WDGG formerly was a Album-Oriented Rock station known as WAMX-FM in 1983 (WAMX is now an unrelated station located on 106.3 FM in Huntington.)
*The station became known as WRVC-FM in 1988. WRVC-FM is now located on 92.7 FM, also owned by Kindred, and is know as The Planet, 92.7 FM, The Real Rock Station.
*The station known as WRVC-AM is now ESPN 930-AM, a 5,000-watt station (daytime) carrying sports for about 21 of 24 hours on-air from the nation's sports leader, ESPN. Events include Marshall sports (football and men's basketball also on WDGG; AM also carries women's basketball and baseball), Triple Crown racing, NFL, NCAA football and basketball, NBA, NHL, IRL-Indy 500, NASCAR Craftsman Trucks and Spring Valley High School football and boy's basketball.
*WCMI 1340 AM is a progressive talk station with about 1,000 watts from a tower in Catlettsburg, Ky., that also carries some sporting events, including West Virginia Power baseball, Spring Valley boys basketball and NCAA football and basketball

Programming

Notable weekday programming on WDGG includes "The Radio Ranch" on mornings, Chuck Black, on late morning, Rocky on mid-days, Crawdawg on afternoons, "Neon Nights with Lia" weekday evenings, and Danny Wright overnight.

External links

* [http://www.wdgg.fm The Dawg WDGG official website]
*FMQ|WDGG
*FML|WDGG
*FMARB|WDGG
* [http://members.aol.com/jeff570/wcmi.html History of WCMI-FM/WAMX/WRVC-FM/WDGG]


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