FM Technical Profile: WWPG
- Station Name:
- Urban Adult Contemporary
Several miles south of the Knoxville community on US-11, off CR-231
south of the highway.
- Power (ERP):
- 3.5 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 440 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
// WQZZ Boligee
// WMXB Tuscaloosa
// W297BJ Tuscaloosa
- Jim Lawson
- This station
goes back to 1992 as WIDO, run by Grantell Broadcasting. In
May of 93 the calls changed to WQLW as current owner Jim Lawson
Communications took over. 1997 saw the station run through two
more call sign changes, first as WWQZ in the early part of the year
and then in March as WQZZ. The WQZZ calls lasted until May
2010 when the station took on the WWPG calls from the company's
Tuscaloosa area AM property, which is now WMXB.
station had broadcast on Tuscaloosa area translator W247AN (97.3
MHz) for a long time, but that service was deleted when Birmingham's
WNCB went through a power upgrade. They eventually scored
W245BR, on 96.9 MHz. The translator broadcasts in stereo while
the 104.3 MHz frequency is mono. The format is satellite-fed,
from Citadel Media's "The Touch" network. At some point
between 2010 and 2014, the translator appears to have switched to
relaying WMXB and its Urban AC format, while WWPG has changed to a
black gospel format. The website stationintel.com reported the
format was back to Urban AC as of February 2015, although some posts
on Facebook suggest they still do gospel and talk on weekends.
- As of July 2017, the
station appears to be in a four-way simulcast with WMXB Tuscaloosa and
its translator, as well as WQZZ in Boligee.