FM Technical Profile: WZBQ
- Station Name:
- 94.1 ZBQ
- [map] [bird's
view] About a mile south
of Carrollton on Commerce Street (AL-17).
- Power (ERP):
- 98 kW
- Beam tilt ERP
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1,007 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- :PS-94.1ZBQ (song title/artist)
Time-present Text-941ZBQ TUSCALOOSA'S
HIT MUSIC PTY-None Listed PS-WZBQ-FM
Picture of the display of an Insignia HD portable's RDS decoding the
Radio Text and PS (call sign) fields.
Street View imagery of the iHeartMedia studios in downtown
- The station was
once WRAG FM (with AM companion WRAG in Carrollton) with a country
format. It appears to have gone on the air at the same time as the
AM station, which is rather unusual. The approximate date of
commencment is August 1951. Much later switched to WAQT-FM. At
one point was AC, then country. Or vice versa! The calls
were later changed to WCKO when the station went to oldies. The
current WZBQ calls were picked up (along with the hot AC format of
ZBQ) when that station left 102.5 in Jasper/Birmingham. Picked up
morning show Steve and DC, who once worked in Tuscaloosa
radio, from St. Louis a number of years ago.
- In July
2003 the station aquired an RDS encoder, which proudly sent text
advertising WNRN's programming. I assume WNRN is who they aquired
the equipment from. :) In October 2003 the RDS went off, but
it was back on by December 2003, with the correct info.