ClassX is a result of many many years of dreams and faithful effort by the network's founder, William Spry. William originally developed a Christian Rock format and station in the Cincinnati area that he called Free Radio 105.5, birthed in 1997. As a result of Free Radio 105.5, Spry became involved in working to change the rules at the FCC level that would finally allow licensing for low-powered radio stations under 100 watts and the unwealthy to realize their desires to have their own stations. After several years of work, the low-powered FM (LPFM) service was adopted and approved by the FCC in 2000.
In 1998 Spry discovered that there was still one FM frequency available in the Cincinnati area that would allow as much as 5,000 watts to Cincinnati's west half of the town. Spry formed his new non-profit OH Corporation naming it Spryex Communications, Inc. after a name that his father (William J. Spry Sr.) used in his own electronics business (Spryex Electronics) back in the 1960's. Spryex Communications, Inc. filed with the FCC for 88.9 FM in 1999. The problem was that 3 other out of state firms also filed for this frequency. Spryex's application for 88.9 FM was now mutually exclusive. Spry would have to wait for nearly 8 long years. Over the 8 years wait, the 3 out of state firms dismissed their applications one by one and Spryex won their Construction Permit to build 88.9 FM.
In September 2005, Spry Group Multimedia, LLC, Spry's other company that sells Raduga Automation Software and also owns the ClassX format, signed it's first affiliate station.
In the early Spring of 2006, Spryex Communications was finally issued their construction permit for 88.9 FM. Once the permit was issued Spry quickly went to work and constructed the station in about 8 days time. WMWX, 88.9 FM signed on the air with 5,000 watts on August 6, 2006. With his sign on Spry revealed the new sound of his ClassX format. ClassX on 88.9 FM, WMWX, reaches potentially nearly 1.8 million listeners.
ClassX is a True Rock format. No longer would listeners hear the same 20 songs played to death. Spry promises variety and exposure of new artists and their music and well as deep tracks off the old classic albums. ClassX is Album Rock: a mix of New Melodic Album Rock releases combined with lost Classic Rock tracks from the past 40 years.
Who We Are:
ClassX Radio Network is owned and operated by Spry Group Multimedia, LLC. Spry believes in Clean quality programming. No trash here. Just good clean entertainment and business done the way it used to be. ClassX programming is currently carried on 3 stations: WMWX (the flagship affiliate) in Cincinnati, OH, WYNS in Waynesville, OH and the newest is WKCX in Crittenden, KY.
Spryex Communications, Inc. is an Ohio Non-Profit Corporation and is Tax Exempt by their 501(c)3 IRS status.
On the web we can be heard worldwide. In February our website embarked on over 6,300,000 hits. We seem to be growing like a weed!
ClassX, WMWX survives by financial donations from it's listeners and through it's offering of underwriting spots to local business that support it financially. Financial contributions to 501(c)3 Corporations are 100% tax-deductible and are greatly appreciated. You can get your message on the air for as low as $125 per month. Just call us and we'll fill you in at 513-436-0089.
ClassX programming is available to stations across the country. If you are interested in having ClassX on the air in your area or as an HD channel, click here for information.