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City of license Germantown, Tennessee
Broadcast area Memphis, Tennessee
Branding 95.3 and 97.7 The Rebel
Slogan Hit Country
Frequency 1430 kHz
Translator(s) 97.7 W249BN (Memphis)
First air date 1994 (as WNWZ)
Format Country (WEBL simulcast)
Power 2,500 watts
Class B
Facility ID 21728
Transmitter coordinates
Callsign meaning derived from "wow"
Former callsigns WWBA (1988-1989)
WEZI (1989-1989)
WNWZ (1989-1997)
Owner Flinn Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WHBQ (AM), WGSF (AM), WAVN, WMPS, WHBQ-FM, KXHT
Webcast Listen Live

WOWW is a broadcast radio station licensed to Germantown, Tennessee and serving Memphis, Tennessee. WOWW is owned and operated by Flinn Broadcasting Corporation.[1] Studios are in Southaven, Mississippi and a transmitter tower is in Bartlett, Tennessee.


  • History 1
  • Format Flips 2
  • Translator 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


During the 1960s the station was known as WHER and had an all female on-air staff, hence the call letters (W)HER. It later became WWEE featuring an all-talk format. The station gave birth to the longest running sports talk show "SportsLine" (now called "SportsTime"). "SportsLine" went on the air in 1972.

Notable former staff members include Marge Thrasher, Bill Thomas, George Lapides, Dick Palmer, Jim Fields, and Jeff Weinberger.

Format Flips

On April 10, 2013, WOWW changed their format to country, simulcasting WEBL 95.3 FM.[2]

On June 21, 2013, WUMY dropped its Classic Country format for Variety Hits as "97-7 Guess FM".[3]

On January 2, 2014 WOWW began stunting, directing listeners to WUMY 830 AM Memphis, Tennessee, which took over the "Guess FM" variety hits format.[4]

A few days later WOWW changed their format to country, branded as "The Rebel", simulcasting WEBL 95.3 FM Coldwater, MS.


In addition to the main station, WOWW is relayed by an FM translator to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
City of license Facility
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W249BN 97.7 Memphis, Tennessee 139990 250 178 m (584 ft) D FCC


  1. ^ "WOWW Facility Record".  
  2. ^
  3. ^ Guess What’s New In Memphis
  4. ^

External links

  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WOWW
  • Radio-Locator Information on WOWW
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WOWW
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