FM Technical Profile: WBHJ
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- Station Name:
- 95-7 Jamz
- Red Mountain,
just off Ishkooda Rd.
- Power (ERP):
- 12.2 kW.
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1,004 feet.
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
PS-95.7 JAMZ (artist/song)
Text-Now playing (song/artist) on 95.7 Jamz
Black Gospel "Heaven 610"
// WAGG Birmingham
// W271BN Birmingham
- // W256CD
- More Information:
[Facebook] For 95-7
For the WAY FM network
RDS display data for the HD-3's FM translator, as shown
on a Mazda OEM stereo, from 2020.
RDS display from a GMC Yukon's radio, from 2012.
RDS display from an Insignia HD portable in northwest Alabama,
showing the Radio Text and PI (call sign) fields.
HD-2 display from a Polk HD radio.
HD-3 display showing no PAD data on a Polk HD radio.
HD-1 PAD data with station logo, as shown on a Mazda OEM stereo,
Street View imagery of the building housing the SummitMedia studios
off Highway 280 in Hoover.
- J. S. Kelly, LLC
- Was originally a
Tuscaloosa station, with transmitter on 15th Street across from Taco
Casa. Came on the air in 1958 as WTBC, companion to WTBC-AM 1230.
Later had a separate identity as WUOA (University of Alabama), as an
Adult Contemporary station. As WTBC-FM, the station was just a
placeholder for the AM station, playing a stack of
Middle-of-the-Road (MOR) format LP's on a turntable. A contributor
who worked at WTBC-AM notes that when the stack of records was
finished, it just started playing over! Station IDs weren't done
regularly as they were done by the AM jocks, who often forgot. The
program director would go live for a few hours each night and was
probably the only live person on the air daily. Later, changed
calls to WFFX (The Fox) and added a more upbeat Adult Contemporary
Shortly before moving to the Birmingham market, the station went
Modern Rock. It was during that period the transmitter moved to a
taller tower near Vance, where it eventually became Hip-Hop
Jamz in July 1996.
- In June
2005 the station completed a move to boost its signal in the
Birmingham market by getting re-licensed to the Birmingham suburb of
Midfield and moving their transmitter site from rural Bibb County
(near Vance) to the Red Mountain, where the other high-power
Birmingham stations are located. Although they've had to
reduce their power from 100kW to just 12.2kW, the in-town location
will provide a good signal to listeners in the immediate area. The
move has been made just in time as they now have competition from
"Hot 107.7", formerly a rock station, with a much bigger signal in
and out of the metro area.
station, along with all other Cox radio stations in Birmingham, were
put up for sale in the summer of 2012. They eventually sold to
SummitMedia and the deal closed in 2013. In September of that
year, the morning show (Roy Wood, Nu York and B. Money) was
terminated while the host was in Los Angeles filming a television
program. He and the others found out about it via social
networking. In November 2012 the station's HD broadcasts
resumed, adding Contemporary Christian-themed WAY-FM to its HD-2
subchannel. WAY-FM is being heard on Birmingham translator
W210CA, at 89.9 MHz.
In June 2021, Way Media purchased W256CD (iHeart's "Alt 99.1" Rock
format) from Red Mountain Ventures for $350,000. The sale
closed in November 2021, and the translator began broadcasting
WAY-FM on 12 November 2021.
In July 2022, it was reported that the original WAY-FM translator at
89.9 was removed from the lineup, changing to a Spanish Christian
music network out of Texas, fed by a station in Evansville, Indiana.