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WALLY FM now Walterboro’s “I93.7”

Miles Crosby, Walterboro native and national radio personality

Miles Crosby, Walterboro native and national radio personality

Colleton County’s new local radio station is getting ready to hit the air waves, as Walterboro native and national radio personality Miles Crosby prepares to be the man behind the mic.

Crosby, better known as Uncle Miles for his decades-long radio career, has his new gig and morning-show format prepared. The 6am-10am morning show will include entertainment news, local news, and an all-request breakfast music hour. The show also brings back the former and popular “swap shop,” where listeners phone in items they need to sell or swap.

In what used to be WALLY 93.7 in Walterboro, the new radio station is going to be called I93.7. Leaving behind the alligator mascot and opening its new doors with all new, state-of-the art technology, I93.7 will feature contemporary adult music, including Train, Adele, South Carolina son Edwin McCain and former Hootie and the Blowfish frontman and Charleston native Darrius Rucker. It’s a lineup that Crosby is familiar with, having met most of these bands during his long radio career, he said. “This is music that I think our local audience can relate to,” he said. “The weekend broadcast will also feature local high school football, Clemson football, the Braves and NASCAR coverage,” he said. “If we can get Carolina to let us run some games, we’ll certainly do that for football, as well. I’m neutral.”

Nationally-known DJ and Walterboro native Miles Crosby is shown in his days as “Uncle Miles” with Charleston-based 96.1 WAVE FM. Crosby is now the voice of Colleton County’s all-new I93.7 FM radio station, headquartered in Walterboro. Photos submitted.

Nationally-known DJ and Walterboro native Miles Crosby is shown in his days as “Uncle Miles” with Charleston-based 96.1 WAVE FM. Crosby is now the voice of Colleton County’s all-new I93.7 FM radio station, headquartered in Walterboro. Photos submitted.

Crosby has been invested in the new radio station since the announcement in 2012, when WALLY closed its doors. Premier Enterprises, LLC, a subsidiary of Palmetto Rural Telephone in Walterboro, formally acquired the radio station in January 2014.

 

Since the acquisition, Crosby has been a key player in putting together the name, the musical lineup and the new format. “One of the things I really like about this entire concept is that we will be focusing on Colleton County, the local issues in our county and the positive news that we have going on,” he said. “I’m really look forward to talking about all of the wonderful things we have happening here, and putting that missing piece, the radio station, back into our community.”

 

Crosby has stayed tied to his Walterboro-area roots as his radio and real estate careers flourished in Charleston. Now a nationally-known voice and best-selling realtor, the 54-year-old Crosby’s is adding his work with I93.7 to an already extensive resume. “I’ve always lived here … it’s my hometown, and I’m proud to be a part of this,” he said.

 

Walterboro son Miles Crosby is the voice of the all-new I93.7, the radio station formerly known in Walterboro as WALLY93.7 FM. He is shown here interviewing Hootie and the Blowfish, a group that will be played on the new I93.7 FM’s music selection.

Walterboro son Miles Crosby is the voice of the all-new I93.7, the radio station formerly known in Walterboro as WALLY93.7 FM. He is shown here interviewing Hootie and the Blowfish, a group that will be played on the new I93.7 FM’s music selection.

There is still no set date as to when I93.7 will hit the radio waves, although PRTC CEO Jason Dandridge said in an earlier interview with The Colletonian that the he does expect the station to go live at some point later this year. “All of those details are still being ironed out,” Crosby said, adding that the station’s call letters, music and show formats are a “great start” to getting the station open.

 

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