AM Technical Profile: WBIB
Religious, Community Programming
view] Visible on the western side of AL-219 (Birmingham Road),
just north of Dry Hollow Road and US-82, behind the large kudzu
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 1 kW
- Day: 1 tower
- 0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's
Owned by James Deloach
// W268DA (CP)
- This station
came on the air in April of 1965, on 1590 with 1 kW days only, by
Fred Smith (as Voice of the Mid-South). Early on, the
transmitter and studios were at the Southern Belle Motel on Highway
1 west of Centreville. The transmitter moved to its current
site in 1965, and the studio went to Highway 219 at Cahawba
Drive. The station moved to its current dial position in
1966. The station was acquired by WBIB, Inc. in 1969.
The station most likely debuted with a country music format, with
gospel on the weekends.
In 1981, the studios moved to 103 Olon Heights Shopping Center in
Centreville. The station was acquired by Rigdon Broadcasting
in 1983 for $175,000. The station flipped to gospel
after being bought by Sides-Robinson in 1997, however after a few
years they brought some country music back into the mix.
The station was bought by Bibb Broadcasting in 2002 for just over
$146,000. James Deloach bought the station in 2005.
It has been reported that the station has been being rebroadcast
over an FM translator licensed to Brent since early 2008. It
moved out of Bibb County and into the Tuscaloosa market a few years
station was off the air due to the April 27th tornado outbreak of
2011, but came back on shortly thereafter.
The station acquired another permit for an FM translator in July