AM Technical Profile: WCOX


Frequency:
1450
Format:
Gospel
Transmitter Location:
[map]
Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
Night: 1 kW
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
[FCC]
[FCCData.org]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
Silent
History:
WCOX (wilCOX county) -- This Camden daytimer was on 1540 before going full time on 1450.  At one point in the late 90's or early 2000's it had a news/talk format, but is now gospel.
 
WCOX's license was deleted in June of 2005 because they failed to renew the license by the required date and failed to pay the regulatory fees.  The station kept broadcasting despite losing its license, and was fined $14,000.  The FCC restored the license in May 2006 after the station paid all necessary fees.  Sometime after returning to the air, the tower collapsed into the nearby woods.  As far as anyone knows, the station continued to (try to) broadcast from the downed tower, ruining the transmitter.  The transmitter itself is reported to be in an unprotected, open shack where the elements have basically rusted the entire setup into nothingness.  The FCC canceled the license for WCOX in April 2012.  The station's license (along with sister WYVC) were deleted in 2005, as well.  In October of 2012 a petition for reconsidering for the license was dismissed, and the call sign was officially deleted from the FCC records.  Another petition for reconsideration was granted in May 2013 and the station's license (as well as that for WYVC) were re-instated.  WCOX is off air with a special temporary authority to remain silent.