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Biggie is back: Myrtle Beach throwback hip hop station back on air

Notorious B.I.G., pictured at the Billboard Music Awards Dec. 6, 1995, was killed 1997. His murder remains a subject of fascination.
Notorious B.I.G., pictured at the Billboard Music Awards Dec. 6, 1995, was killed 1997. His murder remains a subject of fascination. AP File Photo

Myrtle Beach's throwback hip hop station is back on air, after months of being down with technical issues.

G 105.5, owned by Dick's Broadcasting, is known for playing artists such as Biggie Smalls, 2Pac, Jay-Z, Destiny's Child and Aaliyah and is finally back to its old spot on the Grand Strand's airwaves.

In late 2017, technical problems with WAVE 104.1 resulted in G 105.5 being taken off the air.

A fire on a tower had destroyed equipment used for broadcasting WAVE 104.1, which was a more profitable station for the company, so G 105.5 was taken off the air in order to keep broadcasting WAVE 104.1, said Dick Harlow of Dick's Broadcasting Company in an earlier interview with The Sun News.

Harlow said in February that he was waiting for good weather before workers could install new equipment on the radio tower.

Now, listeners tuning into to G 105.5 can once again hear popular artists from the 1990s and early 2000s.

Christian Boschult, 843-626-0218, @TSN_Christian

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