FM Technical Profile: WUAL


Station Name:
Alabama Public Radio
Frequency:
91.5
Format:
Public Radio, Classical, Jazz, Blues, Folk
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Southeast of Tuscsaloosa on Hargrove Road.  Several miles east of US-80.
Power (ERP):
100 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
518 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.

// W267BF Demopolis (Near Moundville)
HD-2: - Adult Album Alternative
"XPoNential Radio"
HD-3: News (reported off air)
"
BBC World Service"
// W223BZ Tuscaloosa
SCA:  Alabama Radio Reading Service
AUX: 10 kW @ 450 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-WUAL Time-Present Text-[?] PTY-Public PI-WUAL-FM
How's the Signal?
Covers all of west Alabama thoroughly, including most of the western parts of the Birmingham metro.  Gets spotty from about downtown on east.  Also puts a decent signal into the Columbus, MS area.
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata.org]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Facebook] For Alabama Public Radio
[Picture] RDS display from an Insignia radio in northwest Alabama, showing the Radio Text and PI fields, from June 2017.
Owner:
University of Alabama
History:
The station originally started off as WUOA in the 50's, on 91.7.  It catered to the college kids and was the University's original campus radio station.  In the early 80's this station picked up the public radio torch for west Alabama.  The station as of 2016 is also being heard on a translator in Demopolis.  In December 2016 they put on another translator, this time in Tuscaloosa.  Although currently rebroadcasting WUAL's main programming, in an application it was noted this would eventually be used for the (currently off air) HD3 subchannel.