FM Technical Profile: WBHK
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- Station Name:
- 98.7 Kiss FM
- Urban Adult
Contemporary and Rhythmic Oldies
Red Mountain, off Golden Crest Drive on the newer multi-pronged tower.
- Power (ERP):
- 39 kW.
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1,339 feet.
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
PS-98.7 KISS (song/artist)
Text-Now playing (song/artist)
PTY-Soft Rhythm & Blues
// WENN Birmingham
RDS display from Kiss FM on a GMC Yukon's radio.
Street View imagery of the building housing the SummitMedia studios
off Highway 280 in Hoover.
- J. S. Kelly, LLC
- Originally a
small rimshot station in Warrior, the calls were WLBI and the format
was adult contemporary. The slogan was "Great 98." The station
eventually officially entered the market as "Lite 98", playing an
interesting mix of soft AC, jazz and contemporary Christian music.
The tiny 6 kW station couldn't make a go of it, though. The
transmitter was on a hill off Arkadelphia Road west of Warrior, and
the studios were there in a cramped trailer. The tower is still
there and may be a backup for the new one on Red Mountain. At some
point, they were licensed to a site near the Stonehenge community
near Medical Center East after moving from Warrior. In July
1996 it became WBHK, playing black adult contemporary and black
oldies, when the transmitter was upgraded and moved into
Birmingham. After the big "pickle fork" tower was built on Red
Mountain, WBHK moved to that tower site and was able to increase its
power and height considerably, bumping from 31 kW at around 600 feet
HAAT to 36 kW at 1,339 feet. In 2013 the station was sold by
Cox Broadcasting to SummitMedia.