FM Technical Profile: WSHF-LP
- Station Name:
- The Voice of the Shoals
- Country, Local Music
In the Cedar Hill Estates neighborhood southwest of Tuscumbia, near
the intersection of Emmette Holland Road and Cedar Hill Lane.
- Power (ERP):
- 100 watts
- Antenna HAAT:
- -39 feet
- 60 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
Time-[?] Text-WSHF REAL COUNTRY 92.3
GLAD TO BE YOUR COUNTRY NEIGHBOR PTY-[?] PI-WSHF-FM
RDS display image showing the blank R-Text field and the PI (call
sign) field, from June 2017.
- Northern Alabama
- This new LPFM
officially debuted on 3 July 2015, put on by the local historical
foundation. The WSHF calls (Where the Shoals Has Fun) date back
to 1950 when they were first on AM 1380, a station that was put on the
air by Daylight Broadcasting (who later launched WOWL-TV). That AM
went off when the TV station came on due to the ownership restrictions
of the era. The calls later resurfaced on AM 1290 in 1963 at a
station put on by J. B. Falt.
- The station at debut
appears to be playing a mix of music local to the Shoals area and
other classics, as AM 1450 WLAY did before it fell silent. That
AM had a translator on 92.3 at one time, so the music is back on the
same (FM) dial position as it was before. The station has also
partnered with ShoalsWeather.net for local weather and has its own
in-house news and traffic reports, the only FM to do so in the
area. As of the summer of 2016 it seems they've relegated the
local music to specific times of the day. The transmitter site
was initially in downtown Tuscumbia, giving good coverage to the
immediate Quad Cities area.
- The station received a
construction permit in early February 2016 to relocate to a site
outside of Sheffield along US-72 west of Tuscumbia. The cited
reason was due to interference issues with adjacent-channel stations
just outside the metro area. The site selected will actually put
the majority of Sheffield outside the main coverage area. A
license to cover was filed for this change in mid-July 2017.