|Broadcast area||Baton Rouge, Louisiana|
|Slogan||"#1 for Hip-Hop & R&B"|
|First air date||
1967 (McComb, Mississippi)|
1993 (relocated to Kentwood, Louisiana)
|Callsign meaning||W E MaX|
Cumulus Media |
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||WIBR, KQXL, WRQQ, WXOK|
WEMX (94.1 FM, "Max 94.1") is a radio station serving the Baton Rouge area. The Cumulus Media station broadcasts with an ERP of 100 kW and is licensed to Kentwood, Louisiana. WEMX broadcasts an Rhythmic contemporary music format. Its studios are located downtown and the transmitter tower is near Clinton, Louisiana.
The station originally signed on the air in 1967 in McComb, Mississippi as a country music outlet with the call letters WCCA. They would later change call letters to WXLT in 1986 while retaining the format. In 1993, WXLT relocated its COL to Kentwood, Louisiana and target the Baton Rouge area as WYCT, adopting a "Young Country" presentation in the hopes of attracting a younger audience and lure listeners away from WYNK. By 1996, WYCT changed its call letters to WEMX and adopted the handle Max 94.1 (as in "Maximum Country"), but after three years of trailing WYNK in the ratings, WEMX flipped to R&B/Hip-Hop on January 1, 1997, this after being paired up with the format's previous occupant, KQXL, who immediately shifted to Adult R&B. WEMX also kept the call letters and Max 94.1 handle intact after the switch.
In 1997, Citadel Broadcasting took over ownership of the station, which lasted until September 2011, when Cumulus became the owner after its acquisition of Citadel. In June 2013, WEMX transitioned from Urban to Rhythmic due to the addition of Rhythmic Pop product, resulting in the station being placed on Mediabase's Rhythmic panel that same month, with BDS following suit in May 2014. WEMX's shift to Rhythmic gives Cumulus three Rhythmics in Louisiana, joining sister stations KKND/New Orleans and KBIU/Lake Charles.
- Max 94.1's official website
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WEMX
- Radio-Locator information on WEMX
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WEMX