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WGOL-AM (Real Country 920)


WGOL-AM (Real Country 920)
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Last updated:
2012-06-16 23:51:45
Country: United StatesListen to radio stations broadcasting from United States
City: Russellville
Address: UNDERWOOD ROAD, Russellville, AL35653
AM (MHz): 920
Genre: Classic Country
Phone: 256-332-0214
Fax: 256-332-6104
Language of broadcast: English
Website:  www.wgolam.com
Description: WGOL (920 AM, "Real Country 920") is a radio station licensed to serve Russellville, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Pilati Investments Corporation.This station first signed on in 1949 as WWWR.WWWR made national headlines in early 1950 when a three-foot rattlesnake forced the radio station off the air for "more than an hour." Engineers discovered the snake had "crawled into the tuning unit, shorting the circuit."In March 1986, SIS Sound of Russellville, Inc. reached an agreement to purchase WWWR from Franklin Broadcasting, Inc. The deal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission on June 4, 1986, and the transaction was consummated on October 28, 1986. The station's new owners had the FCC assign new call letters WJRD on August 17, 1987.On November 15, 1997, William A. Grant Jr., the owner of WJRD license holder SIS Sound of Russellville, Inc., died. In March 1998, control of the company passed involuntarily to William A. Grant III and Walter B. Grant. The Federal Communications Commission approved this transfer on May 21, 1998, and it was formally consummated on the same day. The station was immediately put up for sale.In June 1998, McCurry Broadcasting Company, Inc. reached an agreement to purchase WJRD from SIS Sound of Russellville, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on July 29, 1998, and the transaction was consummated on August 12, 1998. The new owners applied for and received new call letters WGOL from the FCC on August 17, 1998.In December 1999, Wanda Patricia Underwood reached an agreement to purchase WGOL from McCurry Broadcasting Company, Inc.[14] The deal was approved by the FCC on January 20, 2000, and the transaction was consummated on January 24, 2000.[14]In April 2005, Pilati Investments Corporation (Karl H. Pilati, president) reached an agreement to purchase WGOL from Wanda Patricia Underwood.[15] The station sold for a reported $171,500.[16] The FCC approved the deal on August 25, 2005, and the transaction was consummated on August 31, 2005.[15]


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