WBOX-FM

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WBOX-FM
CityVarnado, Louisiana
Frequency92.9 MHz
First air dateNovember 1985
FormatCountry
ERP3,000 watts
HAAT98 meters
ClassA
Facility ID6316
Transmitter coordinates30°50′27.6″N 89°50′6″W / 30.841000°N 89.83500°W / 30.841000; -89.83500
OwnerBest Country Broadcasting, LLC
Sister stationsWBOX

WBOX-FM is a radio station broadcasting on 92.9 FM in Varnado, Louisiana. The station is owned by Best Country Broadcasting, LLC, and carries a country format. The station is co-owned with WBOX 920 in Bogalusa.

WBOX-FM is an affiliate of the LSU Sports Radio Network and carries LSU football, men's and women's basketball, and baseball games.[1]

History[edit]

WBOX-FM signed on the air in November 1985.[2] While a sister to WBOX 920 AM, the two stations initially carried different formats, with 920 airing country music and 92.7 adopting an adult contemporary sound.[2]

WBOX-AM-FM was sold to Bogue Chitto Communications for $325,000 in 1988; the sale made the pair sisters to four radio stations in Mississippi.[3] Both stations changed to contemporary country formats.[4] The station was required to move to 92.9 from 92.7 as a result of an upgrade proposal for station WQCK licensed to Clinton, Louisiana (now WBKL).[5]

Best Country Broadcasting, owned by Ben Strickland, acquired WBOX-AM-FM for $150,000 in 2002.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "LSU Sports Radio Network Affiliates". LSUsports.net. September 9, 2019. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  2. ^ a b "WBOX(AM)" (PDF). 1986 Broadcasting Yearbook. 1986. p. B-120. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  3. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting. August 8, 1988. pp. 39–40. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  4. ^ "WBOX(AM), WBOX-FM" (PDF). 1991 Broadcasting Yearbook. 1991. pp. B-139, B-145. Retrieved October 3, 2019.
  5. ^ FCC MB Docket 89-392 Summary
  6. ^ "Changing Hands" (PDF). Broadcasting & Cable. March 25, 2002. p. 22. Retrieved October 3, 2019.

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