FM Technical Profile: WAKD

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Station Name:
American Family Radio


Religious Talk

Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Located just east of Florence, near the intersection of US-43 (Florence Boulevard) and AL-133 (Cox Creek Parkway).

Power (ERP):
7.4 kW vertical only

Antenna HAAT:
236 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.


PS-American Family Radio
Text-American Family Radio
Religious Music

More Information:


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[Picture] Image showing the RDS text display of an HD boombox portable, with the PI (call sign) and Radio Text fields.

American Family Association

This station signed on in May 1996 as a repeater for the Tupelo-based American Family Association.  Although it was listed as being fed directly by AFR parent station WAFR in Tupelo, it appears to actually be using the AFR Talk feed from WAQB in Tupelo.  It currently feeds two area translators, one in Harvest and one in Priceville. 

In early June 2014, the station received a construction permit to change its broadcast facilities.  The change dropped power from 7.4 kW in the vertical plane only to just 1.2 kW, but also allowed an omnidirectional antenna in place of a directional one.  Antenna height would also be raised somewhat to compensate.  The change also relocates the antenna from a site northeast of Florence to the heart of Muscle Shoals.  That permit, however, expired without ever being built out.

The station was noted to have RDS on the air in September 2022.