Northeast Georgia Hometown radio

WCON 99.3 Cornelia

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WCON History

In March of 1953 WCON, Cornelia was founded by Jack Bradley, John Jacobs, & Claude Williams.  It signed on with 250 watts at 1450 on the AM dial.   

 

In the early ’60s the AM was expanded to 1,000 watts which is what it remains today. In 1963, former state senator, John Foster acquired ownership of the station.

 

WCON-AM acquired an FM translator in 2017. Which today is 107.7 The Breeze.

 

In 1965 Mr. Foster acquired the 99.3 FM signal. It was automated and played mostly pop. In February of 1989 WCON-FM got the chance to go to 50,000 watts. Then on December 5, 2015, the FM went to 100,000 watts.

 

In recent years WCON-FM has been rebranded as My Country and WCON-AM has been branded as The Breeze.

 

To this day, WCON-FM is the only family-owned 100 KW station in Georgia.   And John and Bobbie Foster were elected to the Georgia Broadcasters HOF and they were the first husband-wife couple to be inducted. 

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