AM Technical Profile: WANG
- Sports (ESPN
view] Approx 1/2 mile north of US 98, near Debuys Road between
Gulfport and Biloxi.
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 1 kW
- 1 tower
- 0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour
from the FCC's Public Files
- // WTNI Biloxi
// W278CE Biloxi
- Owned by Telesouth
- The original
call letters back in the 50's were WLOX (biLOXi). It's best known as
the origin of WLOX-TV 13, the area's only VHF television station.
The format for most of the 60's and 70's was top 40. Around 1981 the
TV station sold off the AM and it went to WBND (big BaND) with the
nostalgia format. It continued to air satellite fed nostalgia as
WXBD. This class IV signal is probably the poorest one to be found
anywhere; the tower is very short and the ground system is under a
parking lot at the WLOX TV studios. (!) Prior to Hurricane
Cammille, the transmitter was on a pier and the ground system was in
the salt water.
- At some
point in the 21st Century this station changed from adult standards
to ESPN sports, and later simulcast with expanded-band 1640 WTNI in
Biloxi as "The Team". In September 2011 the two AMs picked up
an FM simulcast when "Hank" country WUJM flipped to sports.
The FM station dropped out of the simulcast in September 2014.
The sports founds it way back to FM again a few years later when
this station picked up a small translator on 103.5 MHz, wherein the
stations began being marketed as "103.5 The Champ". In
February 2018 the station's call sign changed from WXBD to
The station was sold, along with most of the rest of the Alpha Media
cluster in Biloxi, to Telesouth Communications for $2.5 million in