AM Technical Profile: WAXA
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eye] On Janis Road, just west of Burnt Store Road (and east of
Old Burnt Store Road), northwest of Cape Coral.
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 50 kW
- Day: 4 towers [pattern
- Night: 2 towers
- 0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour from
the FCC's Public Files
// W247CR Pine Island Center, FL
- Due to the
distance from Alabama, this profile will not be kept up to date
regularly. A fuller history of the station can be found on
Wikipedia, and up-to-date technical data on FCCdata or the FCC
The station dates back to 1986 as WDCQ, later becoming WINK in
1999. That lasted until 2003, when it became WPTK. In 2010
it became WINK again. To improve coverage around the Naples
area, 1460 WNPL was added as a simulcast in 2009. The station
branded itself with both frequencies but only the WINK calls.
Before being added to ABMP, the station only had 10 kW days, with a
pattern that didn't favor cross-gulf propagation. That old three
tower array is visible in the Bing Bird's Eye View, above. In
April 2012 they signed on with 50 kW, and subsequently can now be
heard all along the coastal Florida panhandle, into Alabama. The
station carried America's Radio News Network through most of the day,
but also simulcast WINK-TV newscasts and Meet The Press.
The station added some syndicated programming in February, 2012.
In September 2013, the station dropped the News/Talk format for
Spanish language programming as "Juan". In January 2018 the
station re-branded as "Maxima 97.3/95.7", with a Tropical music format
and WAXA calls.