WSMC-FM - W217AW - FM 91.3 - Dalton, GA

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History of Station Click on any year on the timeline to learn more. 1959 - FCC Granted First Broadcast License to Southern On December 21, 1959, the FCC granted the first broadcast license to Southern Missionary College Board of Trustees. The station call letters were WSMC-FM, and the station was ... See more as authorized to operate at 10 watts on the frequency of 88.1 mHz. Back to Top 1961 - Programming Went Live In November of 1961, WSMC aired program tests. Tests showed that a radio signal could be received as far as Signal Mountain. Programming went live in 1961. Back to Top 1967 - FCC Granted Power Increase to 80,000 Watts The FCC granted a power increase to 80,000 watts at 90.7 mHz. WRCB-TV donated a tower to WSMC that stood 200 feet high and was located 1,422 feet above sea level on White Oak Mountain. This began the public service life of WSMC. Back to Top 1972 - First in NPR’s New Distribution System WSMC was scheduled to become the first in NPR’s new distribution system to be completed in Tennessee, Georgia, or Alabama. Back to Top 1974 - FCC Granted Power Increase to 100,000 Watts The FCC granted a power increase to 100,000 watts. A new antenna and transmitter were installed, which helped improve coverage and penetration into some of the drop-out locations. Back to Top 1985 - WSMC Moved to Brock Hall The WSMC studios moved from Lynn Wood Hall to its current location in Brock Hall on the campus of Southern Adventist University. Back to Top 1987 - Performance Today Performance Today joined WSMC’s programming. Back to Top 1990 - Changed Frequency to 90.5 FM The FCC coordinated a frequency change for WSMC to 90.5 FM in an effort to reduce interference. A new 560-foot tower and antenna were erected on Mowbray Mountain in Soddy-Daisy. The new location and equipment greatly improved coverage and penetration of signal, enabling WSMC to have a clear shot at downtown Chattanooga. The Mowbray site gave WSMC the ability to broadcast into the major valleys instead of across them, as it did from the White Oak Mountain site. Back to Top 1991 - Received Crystal Award WSMC received the Crystal Award from the National Association of Broadcasters for community services. Back to Top 1996 NPR membership was transferred to WUTC. Back to Top 2002 - Switch From Analog to Digital WSMC implemented a complete rewiring of its studios in Brock Hall. New digital equipment began replacing older analog equipment. Back to Top 2004 - WSMC and Patten Performances WSMC and Patten Performances joined together to host a live program of From the Top. Back to Top 2005 - Creating Partnerships with Chattanooga Organizations WSMC began creating partnerships with Chattanooga organizations to promote and support the local community. Back to Top 2006 - Read With Me Created Read With Me, a partnership between Hamilton County schools, Read 20, and Read Aloud. Approximately 1,000 county school students visit the station every year to participate in the program and visit Southern Adventist University. Back to Top 2009 - Refined Mission and Vision WSMC begins to refine its mission and vision to refocus on delighting the classical music lover. Read With Me, a program partnership between Read 20 and WSMC to promote literacy, was honored with an award at the annual meeting of the National Association of Counties. Back to Top

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Contact: wsmc@southern.edu

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