Radio One Inc. has filed suit against Flinn Broadcasting Corp. in Memphis (licensed to Tunica, MS) for trademark infringement for using the slogan "Boom" on its Classic Hip Hop WIVG 96.1 FM in Memphis and WOXF 105.1 FM in Oxford, MS.
Radio One asserts that since December, both stations are branding as "Boomin 96 Throwback Hip Hop" and specialize in playing only Classic Hip-Hop music. In October, Radio One flipped KROI 92.1 FM in Houston to Classic Hip Hop "Boom 92.1" and in November flipped WPHI 107.9 FM in Philadelphia to "Boom 107.9 FM."
|WIVG 96.1 FM (4.1 Kw) Red=60dBu Coverage Area|
|WOXF 105.1 Fm (1.6 Kw) Red=60dBu Coverage Area|
Radio One is seeking an injunction to prevent further use as well as compensatory and punitive damages.