FM Technical Profile: WAFN
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- Station Name:
- Fun 92.7
view] At the intersection of Shoal Creek Road and AL-69.
- Power (ERP):
- 1.15 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 663 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Street View imagery of the station's studio off US-231 in Arab.
Google Photos image of one of the studios' interior.
- Fun Media Group
of Alabama, LLC (Louis and Melanie Anzek)
- An original
construction permit for a Class A station licensed to Arab was
initially granted in 1972, to Brindlee Broadcasting Corporation, run
by former State Finance Director and gubernatorial candidate Sid
McDonald. The original transmitter located was supposed to be
on Arlington Road, west of Brashiers Chapel Road, south of Scant
City, but after several years of permit extensions, it was moved to
a site just off Belair Drive, east of Arab and south of AL-69.
The station finally signed on in late 1979, using a Harris FM-2.5K
transmitter feeding a Harris FML-3E three element antenna with 2,000
watts of power. The original call sign was WCRQ-FM, and at the
start it had a Country Music format.
The station was sold to Roland Broadcasting in 1993 for
$546,000. They flipped the format to Adult Contemporary.
Two years later it was purchased for $675,000 by Williams
Broadcasting Corporation. Two years after that
(1997), it was sold to Fun Media Group of Alabama for
$492,500. They flipped the format to Oldies as WAFN (Arab
From 2000 onwards, the station applied for and received several
different construction permits to improve their coverage area, none
of which appear to have ever been built out. Instead, in 2007,
they received a permit to locate just a few hundred feet to the
south to the current tower site, and increase height for a larger
coverage area. A license to cover for that facility was filed
in July 2012.
In June 2020 it was announced that Fun Media Group would be
purchasing Arab's only other local radio station, AM 1380 WRAB, for
$100,000. It was announced that as part of a court settlement,
Louis Anzek would be purchasing the stake of Fun Media Group held by
Susan McKenney for $250,000.