In the world of Country Radio, there’s not a lot of difference between one station and another, unless they’re in the same market. We recently posted a ‘check of 100.7 WGRX in it’s Country incarnation, which it was in at the time of this recording. There are subtle differences, the most pronounced being that WPOC is, and always has been, very AC in it’s approach. The WGRX format was more CHR in it’s presentation.
WPOC was owned by Nationwide Insurance Company for much of its existence, it’s jingles reflected that through the mid-1990s, sung to the melody of the parent company’s insurance ads “Nationwide is on Your Side”. At the time of this aircheck, jingles were not being used, as the station had gone from calling itself FM 93 WPOC, to FM 93.1. The station is (at the time of this writing) owned by Clear Channel Communications.
We’re listening to Chris Emory, and the Country songs of the late 90s. It’s good to hear, but the audio is only AM quality – recorded in mono for some odd reason. Do give this a listen, WPOC has been awarded numerous industry awards over the course of three decades. For that reason alone, it’s worth a quarter-hour of your time.