AM Technical Profile: WBXR


Frequency:
1140
Format:
Religious
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] Corner of Atwilder and Greenbrook Drs, west of Butter and Egg Rd in the Hazel Green community.
Power (ERP):
Day: 15 kW
Critical hours: 7.5 kW
Antenna:
2 towers day & critical hours [pattern - PDF]
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
[FCC]
[FCCdata.org]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
Owned by Wilkins Radio Network, Inc.
// W267CG Hazel Green
History:
The station came on sometime in the 60's as WIXC, a country outlet known as "WIX-C in Dixie".  It was WKZF from about 1984 to September 1985, with an unknown format.  In September the calls changed back to WIXC. That's not to be confused with another Alabama station: WIXI, also known as WIXI in Dixie. Was also oldies at one point as "The Big Bopper".  In May 1991 the calls changed to WBXR.  Originally licensed to Fayetteville, Tennessee, the station moved right across the state line and now calls Hazel Green home.
 
After the oldies the station had a long stint with a general religious format.  As of May 2009 the station moved more towards black gospel, according to reports.  In the summer of 2016 the station had a minor filing to correct incorrect tower parameters.