AM Technical Profile: WBTG
view] Located in northeast Sheffield, just west of US-43 (N
Jackson Highway), at the corner of NE 16th Street and Gospel Road.
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 1 kW
- Night: 79 watts
- 1 tower
0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour from the
FCC's Public Files
Street View imagery of the station's studio on the
appropriately-named Gospel Road in Sheffield. The AM station's
tower is in back, with the call letters mounted about halfway up.
- // W290CZ,
- Signed on in 1963 as WSHF, put on the
air by J. B. Falt. Became WHCM in the mid 80's, and WBTG in 1987
when it was purchased by Slatton and Associates. The station picked up
the FM translator on 94.7 MHz in August 2008, under an STA, as this
was before the FCC was regularly issuing translators to AM
stations. The translator later became "official" but always had
poor coverage because of low power and the need for a directional
antenna. In April 2016, under the FCC's AM revitalization
scheme, they were able to secure a permit to move it to 105.9 MHz and
increase power significantly.