SuperTalk Mississippi

We Cover Mississippi.

Our History:

SuperTalk Mississippi Media is Mississippi’s leader in news, politics, sports, music, and all things Mississippi.  With four statewide radio networks, 12 talk stations, 16 music stations, SuperTalk TV, and over 50 affiliates, SuperTalk Mississippi Media covers every inch of the state. To take a look into our full history, check out the timeline below.

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2021

February

supertalk mississippi logoTeleSouth Communications, Inc. begins doing business as SuperTalk Mississippi Media and launches a new comprehensive website and app.

2020

November

In its first seven months, SuperTalk TV has proven so successful that CSpire, one of the state’s leading technology companies, officially introduced SuperTalk TV as part of its cable package

2019

April

TeleSouth Media launches SuperTalk TV – an HD video stream originating from the Jackson studios for The Gallo Radio Show, The JT Show and Good Things with Rebecca Turner.

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March

TeleSouth Media announces the largest acquisition in company history. TeleSouth purchased WANG-FM, WTNI-AM, WCPR-FM, WGBL-FM and WQBB-FM from Alpha Media. All of the stations are located along the Mississippi Gulf Coast and join TeleSouth’s WOSM which broadcasts the SuperTalk Mississippi network (also owned by TeleSouth), a 50,000 watt radio station based in Ocean Springs.

2018

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SuperTalk Mississippi adds Mississippi Arts and Culture Ambassador Steve Azar to the lineup with “In a Mississippi Minute with Steve Azar”. The show airs Thursdays and Fridays at 1pm on most SuperTalk stations.

2017

goodthingsSuperTalk Mississippi adds “Good Things with Rebecca Turner” to the network lineup, weekdays from 2-3pm. A show dedicated to showcasing the good stories in the Magnolia State.
2016

TeleSouth Communications, Inc. purchases WFTA-FM in Fulton, MS and WCNA-FM in Potts Camp, MS from Gene Sisk, owner of Air South Radio.  WFTA-FM replaces SuperTalk Tupelo, WWMR-FM, previously leased from Flynn Broadcasting in Memphis, TN.  

TeleSouth Communications, Inc. purchases WLZA-FM in Eupora, MS from Gene Sisk, owner of Metro Radio, Inc.

2013

August

WOSM-FM 103.1, located in Ocean Springs, is purchased in August from Charles and Margaret Cooper.  WOSM is the eleventh station to be added to the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.

SuperTalk Mississippi adds sports talk programming to its daytime lineup from 3 p.m. to  6 p.m. Monday through Friday.
2012

December

The Ole Miss multi-media rights are sold to IMG College in December.

June

WHER-FM 99.3,  located in Laurel,  is purchased in June from Aloha Trust.  The original call letters, WLAU-FM are reinstated.  The Laurel station is the tenth station to be part of the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.
2011

June

WZKR-FM 103.3,  located in Meridian,  is leased from Ron Harper, owner  of Morning Star Media in June.  The Meridian station increases the number of stations in the SuperTalk Mississippi Network to nine.

The Southern Urban Network and Mississippi News Network merge into one news service and is re-branded “News Mississippi”.
2008

June

The South Carolina News Network and Mississippi State University Athletic media rights are sold to Learfield Communications in June.

WWMR-FM 102.9, in Saltillo and WXWX-FM 96.3, in Tupelo are leased from Flynn Broadcasting of Memphis, Tennessee.  WWMR-FM is the eighty  station added to the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.  The format for WXWX-FM is ESPN Radio.

April

In April, Steve Davenport purchases the remaining 50% interest of the company’s interest from the Henley family to become sole owner.
2007

June

espn radioWBZL-FM 103.3 is purchased in June during a FCC auction.  The station’s format is ESPN Radio.
2006

May

WRQO-FM 102.1, located in Monticello, and WDXO-FM 92.9/WOEG-AM 1220 ,located in Hazlehurst, are purchased in May from Rusty O’Neal of O’Neal Broadcasting.  WRQO-FM is the seventh station added to the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.
2003

December

WKBB-FM 100.9 located in West Point is purchased in December from Bob McRaney of McRaney Broadcasting.  WKBB-FM is the sixth station added to the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.
2002

Stations WXRZ-FM 94.3  and WKCU-AM 1350 , located in Corinth,  are purchased from the United States Court.  WXRZ-FM is the fifth station added to the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.
1999

January

WFMM-FM 97.3, located in Sumrall, is purchased in January and is the third station added to the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.

WTNM-FM 105.5, located in Water Valley, is purchased from J Boyd Ingram and is the fourth station added to the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.
1998

WQLJ-FM 93.7, located in Oxford, is purchased from Radio Oxford owned by David Kellum.  The station is the flagship station for Ole Miss Sports.

Southern Urban News Network is added as a broadcast division of the company.  The network provides news to urban radio stations across the state. TeleSouth also becomes the broadcast home for the Jackson State Tigers.
1997

WTCD-FM 96.9, located in Greenwood, is purchased from Andy Arrant Broadcasting, Indianola, Miss.  The Delta station is the second station to be added to the SuperTalk Mississippi Network.

WFMN-FM 97.3, located in Flora, is purchased and is the first news/talk station on the SuperTalk Mississippi Network. The original lineup included: Don Imus, Andy Taggert, and Matt Friedman.
1996

Mississippi Networks, Inc., purchases South Carolina News Network from Paxson Communications, Inc., in West Palm Beach, Florida.  The company’s name is changed to TeleSouth Communications, Inc.
1993

Stations WQID-FM and WVMI-AM are sold to Southern Star in Florida.
1989

Stations WQID-FM and WVMI-AM in Biloxi are purchased from Raymond James Investments.
1986

Mississippi Networks Inc., is the first state radio network in the nation to distribute programming via satellite.

Stations WYMX-FM, 99.1 and WKXG-AM located in Greenwood are purchased.
1985

Steve Davenport forms a 50/50 partnership with the Henley family of Hazlehurst, Mississippi and purchases the Mississippi News Network from Interstate Communications.
1984

usm vintageMississippi Networks, Inc., signs a radio contract with the University of Southern Mississippi to broadcast Golden Eagle football and basketball games beginning with the 1984 football season.
1981

Interstate Communications, Inc., purchases MANN.   Interstate Communications, Inc. merges the Mississippi News Network and Mississippi Agriculture News with the Louisiana Network, Inc.  Mississippi Networks, Inc. begins broadcasting college sports in the early 1980s. The first radio sports agreements are signed with Mississippi State University and The University of Mississippi.   Long-form talk programming is introduced on the network.  Network shows include:   “Weekend Gardening”, “The High School Scoreboard Show” and “Coaches’ Call-In Shows”.
1979

steve davenportSteve Davenport is hired to manage the Mississippi Agriculture and News Network (MANN), established by Biloxi-based Love Communications. MANN provides Mississippi Agriculture News and Mississippi News reports and features to radio stations across the state.