WRMC Goes 100 Watt

by on March 17, 1981

Posted in: Timeline

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In the early 80s, WRMC faced near disaster when the FCC threatened to downgrade all ten watt stations to “secondary status.” Along with 600 other condemned “electronic sandboxes”, as the ten watters were then deemed, WRMC was suddenly in danger of losing its license. In a fleeting attempt to save the station, the members of the staff scrambled in the midst of the encroaching FCC deadline to upgrade the wattage. In 1981, WRMC received its 100 watt license, and in 1983 100 watts became a reality.