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Station Name:
American Family Radio
to be: The Joy FM
Religious Talk
to be: Christian Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Located northwest of the intersection of US-231 and Anderson Street in Troy.
Power (ERP):
1.1 kW
Antenna HAAT:
203 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[Facebook] For AFR Talk
[Facebook] For The Joy FM

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American Family Radio
to be: Radio Training Network
This station dates back to an original construction permit issued to American Family Radio of Tupelo, Mississippi, in January 1998, for a noncommercial station operating on 91.1 MHz, licensed to Troy.  The original permit was for a facility running 2 kW at an antenna HAAT (Height Above Average Terrain) of 246 feet, with a transmitter site listed as a wooded area west of US-231, north of the intersection of 3 Notch Road (Henderson Highway).  The permit was modified in November 1999 to ask for 1.1 kW from the same site, at the same antenna height.

The station signed on in early 2001, with a license to cover being approved in April of that year.  The programming from the start has been American Family Radio's Religious Talk programming.

In 2007 the station applied for a modification that would have seen the station boost power to 20 kW and relocate the transmitter to a site approximately halfway between Troy and the Taylor community south of Montgomery. The permit was either never granted or dismissed before it could be built.

The station received a construction permit in August 2023 for minor changes, including correcting incorrect transmitter site coordinates and antenna height.  Since this is just an “on paper” change, the CP tag was not applied to the listings on this site.

In September 2023, the station was sold by American Family Radio to the Radio Training Network for $50,000.  When the sale closes, the station will convert to their "Joy FM" Christian Contemporary format.