AM Technical Profile: WTOF
view] East of US-31/AL-59 in eastern Bay Minette, on S White Avenue/Nicholsville
Day: 10 kW
Critical hours: 2,500
Day: 1 tower, omnidirectional
WBCA Bay Minette signed
on in 1957 at 1150 kHz; Wikipedia
lists ownership at this time as Southwest Alabama Broadcasting Company.
It was apparently later owned by prominent local politician James Faulkner.
The calls stand for "Wonderful Baldwin County Alabama". The station
received a power upgrade in 1967 to 10,000 watts, along with a move to
the current 1110 kHz frequency.
James Faulkner went
on to sit on the board of Faulkner University, to which this station was
transferred in 1986.
The station has had
a variety of formats over the years: country-oldies, easy listening, contemporary
country and adult contemporary. In 1998 it was sold to the owners
of Atmore's WYDH; it then began simulcasting their "Eagle 105.9" country
format, along with Robertsdale's AM station. As part of this three
way simulcast (trimulcast?) the station was a party to several more formats:
rhythmic oldies "Boss 1110 AM", classic country, southern gospelů In the
summer of 2006 the station started simulcasting WABF Fairhope and their
The station was aquired
in 2006 by Buddy Tucker Associates, who runs WMOB Mobile. A few days
after Thanksgiving in 2006, the station changed calls to WTOF (Tower Of
Faith) and picked up an all syndicated religious programming format.