FM Technical Profile: WADI
- Station Name:
- 95 and 96.3 The Bee
eye] Due east of Corinth (and Farmington) in Mississippi,
along County Road 200 (Farmington Road) just east of where it
intersects County Road 177.
- Power (ERP):
- 2.6 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 472 feet
- 60 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
RDS decode on an Insignia HD portable radio.
WADI's studios as seen on Street View in downtown Iuka,
Mississippi. They are co-located with non-comm WOWL.
- Eagle Radio Network,
- This station came on the
air in the fall of 1968 or winter of '69 as WWTX, owned by Radio
Corinth. From the beginning it, was a country station. The
station was sold to E. C. Holford in 1975, and the call sign changed
to the current WADI shortly thereafter. Channel Broadcasting
acquired the station in 1978; they transferred the license to Joe
Taylor Jobe in 1985. From 2002, the station ownership was under
Power Valley Communications. The main guy at that company, Rick
Biddle, also owned a non-commercial in the area, Burnsville's
WOWL. Their studios were for years located in the same downtown
Iuka building. Under Power Valley's ownership, the station was
known as Supercountry 95.3, although at some point in the 2000s they
changed the name to "95.3 The Bee", while keeping the same country
music they've always had. Rick Biddle passed away in the spring
of 2017 and in July of that year the station was bought by Eagle Radio
Network, Inc. They have a stake in WBIP AM in Booneville,
too. The station began simulcasting with WXWX Marietta,
Mississippi on 30 April 2018.