AM Technical Profile: WTSK


Frequency:
790
Format:
Gospel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] [bird's eye] [goKML aerial] East of where Fosters Ferry Road and 29th Street meet in west Tuscasloosa.
Power (ERP):
Day: 5 kW
Night: 36 watts
Antenna:
Day and night: 1 tower
Other Information:
[FCC]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Studio] Street View imagery of the Townsquare Media stations in Tuscaloosa, off Skyland Boulevard.
Owned by Townsquare Media
// W227DD Tuscaloosa
History:
Has had the WTUG calls dating back into the 50's. Has always had a black-oriented programming format. In the 80's and 90's the station was black oldies... More recently became WTSK (Tusk, a reference Big Al, the mascot of the University of Alabama I suppose). The format changed to black gospel.  The station is owned by Apex Broadcasting, and features Brother Fraddell "A" Amerson on mornings, Brother Eddie Mack in the evenings, Brother "J" Hicks and Minister Chris King.
 
In the spring of 2012 the entire Cumulus cluster in Tuscaloosa was acquired by Townsquare Media.  The station picked up an FM translator in October 2016.