FM Technical Profile: WALW-LP
- Station Name:
- Variety Hits
view] On Walnut Street, between Market and Main Streets, in
downtown Moulton, on a tower at the Lawrence County EMA building.
- Power (ERP):
- 85 watts
- Antenna HAAT:
- 106 feet
- 60 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
- Community Information
and Education Radio, Inc.
- An original
construction permit for this station was first granted in November of
2002. The station filed a license to cover in June of 2003 and
has been on the air ever since. The format is a mixture of
50s-60s-70s music along with local high school and Auburn
football. In August 2016, station WLXA out of Tennessee put on
the air an upgraded signal that targeted the Florence area, and due to
being co-channel with this station, began causing interference to
their signal. The station quickly applied for a Special
Temporary Authority to relocate to 97.9 MHz immediately; they
concurrently filed an application to make that move permanent.
As LPFMs cannot file an STA to change frequencies, that application
was dismissed, however the permit to permanently move to 97.9 was
expedited and granted just a day later. The station filed a
license to cover for the new frequency in early January, 2016.