Atlanta Suburban Radio
50,000-watt WYNX (Now WAZX) - Studios in the Belmont Hills Shopping Center near the intersection of Atlanta Road and Windy Hill Road (Now demolished.) The station signed on in 1962 with 10,000 watts, daytime only, as WSMA.
History (Edited from Wikipedia)
WFOM was known in Marietta, Georgia, and Cobb County for its Top 40 format during the 1960s & 1970s. Despite a weaker signal, WFOM regularly placed within the top five of rated Atlanta-area stations, Metro-wide. Jerry Crowe, the radio executive co-owner in co-creating Video Concert Hall, a precursor to MTV, purchased the station from the estate of Jimmy Davenport, who was a leading music promoter in the South throughout the 1960s and early 1970s. Among other events, the crew convinced Wolfman Jack to stop by during a visit to Atlanta, where he did one live afternoon air shift in 1973.
While the station maintained a "typical" Top 40-AM presentation style, WFOM was known for breaking many new artists to the Atlanta-area audience over many years and was sometimes ahead of its Atlanta-based competitors in adding many 1960's era Soul tunes to its playlist by acts such as The Chambers Brothers, Dyke & the Blazers and Johnny Nash. Also added were notable Album/Progressive rock cuts by Deep Purple, Janis Joplin, Vanilla Fudge, Jimi Hendrix, and others.
WFOM is said to have been the first Metro station to air "The Ballad of John & Yoko" (1969), "Time" by The Chambers Brothers (August 1968), "Oh Well" by the pre-pop Fleetwood Mac (late 1969), as well as cuts by groups such as Blondie (late-1978) and Culture Club (mid-1982).
WFOM ended its somewhat unusual format in June 1983. The last song that was played in that format was Barbara Mandrell's "In Times Like These". The next morning, WFOM started playing Contemporary Christian music.
When Dickey Broadcasting acquired the station in the mid-1990s, the format changed to a quick information format specifically for Cobb County, Georgia, then became a simulcast of WCNN's sports format.
On August 17, 2015, ESPN Radio returned, but the station switched to a Fox Sports Radio affiliation, with parent WCNN picking up ESPN Radio.
On January 4, 2018, WFOM rebranded as "The Sports X".
On April 19, 2021, WFOM changed its format from sports to news/talk. Programming featured on the station includes The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show.