About 101.7 WGOG FM

General Description

WGOG 101.7 FM is a regional but locally-focused FM radio station that focuses on the Golden Corner of South Carolina-Oconee County and the Clemson-Pendleton areas of Anderson and Pickens Counties.

Known as “The Golden Corner’s Radio Station, “ 101.7 WGOG provides primary signal service to 181,966 persons in South Carolina, North Carolina and Georgia. WGOG is the only full power community FM radio station in Oconee County.

In addition to mainstream Country music, WGOG maintains a full-time awarding winning local news department anchored by Oconee County’s dean of news reporters, Dick Mangrum. Hourly community information features, listener interaction and a staff involved in the communities it serves; 101.7 WGOG is the Golden Corner’s Radio Station.


101.7 WGOG’s format is first and foremost focused on the local area. The music is Country with a traditional slant. From 6 a.m. until 9 a.m., WGOG airs the Golden Corner’s Morning Show which has been a listening tradition in the area since WGOG began operations with an AM signal in 1959. The program is the “community voice” for this prosperous area of South Carolina.

While this unique community service format is unlike any other station in the local area, it’s carefully researched to appeal to the largest segment of population in the WGOG coverage area. That’s why WGOG always tops the Arbitron radio ratings reports in Oconee County and has strong audience shares in neighboring Pickens and Anderson counties.

What really separates WGOG from other radio stations in the area is the local news, sports, weather and community information. Local news updates are heard throughout the broadcast day and bulletins when news occurs. This local coverage is complemented by top-of-the-hour ABC Radio News.

An hourly Community Calendar feature updates local listeners on events in the immediate area. A popular classified ads program, The Flea Market, airs Monday-Friday from 9:05 – 9:20 AM featuring WGOG listeners. 101.7 WGOG is the daily local information source for the Golden Corner. Daily obituary information is another popular feature.

Live broadcasts of Upstate-area football games are featured on WGOG. The station maintains a direct connection to the National Weather Service, providing instant and accurate weather information 24 hours daily. When bad weather conditions threaten the Golden Corner, listeners depend on the Golden Corner’s Radio Station – 101.7 WGOG.


101.7 WGOG has a foreground format that involves the listener. Our professional, personable announcers are warm, friendly and forward-moving in their presentation. Listeners feel they are listening to a personal friend.

WGOG listeners hear plenty of relevant content, centered on the local community where they live, work and play. Our many listeners, numbering over 20,000 over the age of 12 years, are passionate about their local radio station, resulting in top ratings and time spent listening to the Golden Corner’s Radio Station – 101.7 WGOG.

Coverage Area

The 101.7 WGOG(FM) transmitter and 500 foot tall tower are located on a high ridge near Tamassee, South Carolina. The site was chosen for its high elevation of 1500 feet above sea level; some 500 feet higher than the primary cities in WGOG’s service area-Walhalla, Seneca, Westminster and Clemson. This location provides an extra boost to the WGOG signal across the Golden Corner.

The station’s 6,000-watt crystal-clear FM stereo signal operates at full power 24 hours daily. In addition to the Golden Corner, the station’s primary signal reaches into western North Carolina and northeast Georgia providing WGOG advertisers bonus coverage across the three state region. The signal reaches from the metropolitan areas of Greenville, South Carolina to Athens, Georgia. See the WGOG coverage map

In addition to the thousands of local residents who listen, WGOG serves thousands more who pass through the heart of the WGOG listening area along Interstate Highway 85, the main transportation corridor between Atlanta, Georgia and Charlotte, North Carolina. Each year, millions visit our area’s Lake Hartwell, Lake Keowee, Lake Jocassee, and the Blue Ridge Mountains all served by the Golden Corner’s Radio Station – 101.7 WGOG.

WGOG General Contest Rules

WGOG (the”Station”) may change the dates and/or terms of the Contest without prior notice. Any material changes will be broadcast on the Station and/or posted on its website (www.WGOG.com). Contests are open to legal U.S. residents, 18 years of age and older, residing in South Carolina, Georgia, and North Carolina.  There is no purchase necessary to enter or win. Employees or agents of Georgia-Carolina Radiocasting,  Appalachian Broadcasting, or any other South Carolina, Georgia, or North Carolina area radio stations or any entity associated with the Contest, as well as members of the same household of any such employee or agent, may not participate.


One entry per person per contest period, unless otherwise indicated. Only one winner or qualifier per household per 30 days on WGOG Radio. After winning a prize valued over $600, winner must wait one full year before they are eligible to win another prize. Any winner that wins a prize or prizes that cumulatively value $600 or more will be sent an IRS form 1099 and will be responsible for paying taxes on the prize winnings. All sales, prize and other taxes, gratuities and any other incidentals associated with the prize are the sole responsibility of the prizewinner. Prizes are not transferable or exchangeable and may not be substituted, except by sponsors for reasons of unavailability. In which case, a prize of equal or greater value will be awarded. WGOG Radio assumes no responsibility or liability for damages loss or injury resulting from acceptance or use of the prize. WGOG Radio is not responsible for replacing tickets in the event of show cancellations as a result of weather, promoter or performer. WGOG is not responsible for replacing tickets in the event of loss of tickets due to US Mail or Federal Express.


Each winner will be required to produce identification satisfactory to the Station. Each winner will be required to sign an affidavit of eligibility and release, including a publicity release, as prepared by the Station prior to receiving their prize. Winners have 48 hours from the time they are contacted by station to accept or deny prize or prize may be forfeited. Each winner will be responsible for any taxes or fees that result from the receipt and/or use of their prize and may receive an IRS Form 1099-Misc. The Contest is void where prohibited by law. Anyone using fraudulent means to participate and/or win the Contest will be disqualified.
WGOG Radio is not responsible for errors, problems or delays in the mail or telephone systems that may prevent callers or entries from reaching WGOG Radio. Listeners can call the WGOG Radio contest line at (864)638-3616.or 1-800-884-0646. If a caller gets disconnected for any reason before their name and phone number have been recorded, another call will be taken. Decisions of the WGOG Radio judges are final. All contest entries will become the property of WGOG Radio. By entering this contest, participants agree to receive news and promotional information from WGOG- no third parties unless otherwise specified. Participants can opt-out of emails should they choose.

Release and Indemnification

In exchange for the right to participate in the Contest, each participant agrees to release and indemnify the Station, and its officers, directors, agents, parent companies, subsidiaries and employees (the “Released Parties”), from any and all claims, demands and/or causes of action of any nature or kind whatsoever, whether presently known or unknown, foreseen or unforeseen, that arise out of the participant’s participation in the Contest.


Any violation of these rules will result in disqualification. Rules can be amended at any time with public notification. Copies of these rules are available at the Station’s website (wgog.com), in person at the Station’s studios (2058 Westminster Highway – Walhalla, SC 29691) during regular business hours or by sending a request, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope, to the Station at PO Box 10, Walhalla, SC 29691.

Special Internet Rules

Game and contest participants using the Internet must provide a valid email address. Limit one entry per email address, unless otherwise indicated. WGOG Radio and sponsors not responsible for technical, hardware, software or telephone or other transmission failures of any kind; lost or unavailable network connections; or incomplete, garbled or delayed computer transmissions whether caused by WGOG Radio, users, by any equipment or programming utilized in promotions, games or contests, or by human error which may occur in the processing of submissions, which may limit a participant’s ability to participate.
WGOG Radio reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to cancel or suspend a promotion, game or contest should a virus, bug, computer or other problem beyond the control of WGOG Radio corrupt the administration, security or proper execution of any Internet promotion, game or contest, or the Internet portion of any promotion, game or contest. WGOG Radio, in its sole discretion, may award prizes to entries received by alternate means. All Internet participants agree to be bound by these rules, and the Official General Rules appearing above.