AM Technical Profile: TIS at the Lowndes Interpretive Center, Selma to Montgomery National Byway park


Frequency:
1650
Format:
Information and tourism loop for the interpretive center.
Transmitter Location:
Lowndes Interpretive Center, 7002 US-80, White Hall, AL.
Power (ERP):
10 watts
Antenna:
monopole; omnidirectional
Other Information:
National Park Service information station, no license
History:
Unlike typical TIS/traffic/weather stations which are licensed to government agencies by the FCC, the National Park System operates but does not get licenses for several TIS-style barker broadcasts on the AM band across the US.  This is the only one I'm aware of in the state of Alabama.  Elsewhere in the south, others can be found at various points along the Natchez Trace Parkway in Mississippi.  This broadcast was first reported by local listeners as active in March of 2009.  Find out more about the park and the byway at the National Park Service website.