FM Technical Profile: WLXQ
- Station Name:
view] Off Alabama 69, midway between Greenville and
- Power (ERP):
- 6.4 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 647 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
transmitter site off AL-69 near Moundville
Facebook for the K-Love network
Street View imagery of the Townsquare Media stations in Tuscaloosa,
off Skyland Boulevard.
- This station
came on the air in 2002, by Apex Broadcasting (as Warrior
Broadcasting). The station was most likely sold to Citadel in
2005 at the same time that Apex sold off WANZ 100.5 in
Northport. In 2008 it was listed as an affiliate of Scott
Shannon's True Oldies
channel. In December 2008 the station's website went away with
a hint of the next format: sports. Citadel, who also owned
WJOX in Birmingham, re-branded this as "The Deuce, Tuscaloosa's home
for JOX". The True Oldies format moved over to AM'er WJRD. The
simulcast with JOX didn't last long, and the station became
programmed similarly but slightly different than WJOX. Citadel
later became a part of Cumulus.
- In the
spring of 2012 the entire Cumulus cluster in Tuscaloosa was acquired
by Townsquare Media. At the end of August 2013 the station
re-branded itself as "Tide 99.1" to differentiate itself better from
both Cumulus' WJOX and WJQX ESPN 100.5 in the Birmingham market,
both of which also cover Tuscaloosa. In May 2016 it was
announced that Townsquare Media would be acquiring WNPT-FM and WTBC
(and its translator) from John Sisty Enterprises for $550,000.
As this would put Townsquare over the local ownership caps, they
have announced a plan to sell off WDGM to K-Love parent Educational
Media Foundation for $100,000. EMF reserved the WLXQ calls for
the station during the acquisition. The sports format moved
from WDGM to WNPT on 30 July 2016 at 3 pm and this station picked up
the contemporary Christian "K-Love" format. It also began
identifying under the WLXQ call sign.