FM Technical Profile: WDJC

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Station Name:
Christian Adult Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view] Ishkooda Mountain, about 1/4 mile southeast of where Wenonah Road and Venice Road meet, near the Goldwire community.
Power (ERP):
99 kW
ERP with beam tilt: 100 kW
Antenna HAAT:
1007 feet.
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
PTY-Religious Music
HD-2: WXJC-FM Cullman, AL
HD-3: WYDE-FM Dora, AL
AUX: 100 kW @ 922 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
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[Bhamwiki] History on the station.
[Image] RDS display from the station on a GMC Yukon's radio.
[Image] HD PAD data as shown on an Insignia HD radio in northwest Alabama for the main HD channel.
[Image] HD PAD data as shown on an Insignia HD radio in northwest Alabama for the HD-2 channel, as it is as of July 2016.
[Image] HD PAD data as shown on an Insignia HD radio in northwest Alabama for the HD-3 channel, when it carried WYDE-FM.
[Studio] Street View imagery of the Crawford Broadcasting studios on Summit Parkway in Homewood.
Crawford Broadcasting
Started off in the late 40's as WSGN-FM, companion of WSGN-AM. Early on (around 1951) the station was actually authorized for 510,000 watts of power, but it is highly unlikely that broadcasts ever commenced at this ultra-high power level.  In fact, periodicals suggest the station didn't actually get on the air until May, 1958!  The station soon became WSFM, a classical music station owned by James Melonas, in the 50's. With no hope of being profitable, it survived as a noble crusade supported by a few loyal classical music fans. Now it's a commercial religious station, run by Crawford Broadcasting.  The calls became WDJC (for Donald J Crawford, or alternatively, Witness Daily for Jesus Christ).  The owners have turned down many offers over the years from other broadcasters wanting to pirchase the facility and go with a more competitive format. Early in 2000 the station moved to offer all music all the time, leaving talk and preaching behind.
In the early days of the religious format the studios were in the penthouse of the old Tutwiler Hotel, which has been torn down. Looking out of the studio, jocks could see the two bay halo antenna!
The book, "Alabama's First Broadcast Stations", by Harry Butler says WSFM stood for "South's Finest Music".
In February 2008 WDJC let go long time morning show "Wendy and Ken" and replaced them with "TNT Morning Express". 

Since the station adopted HD radio in the mid to late 2000's, they'd run simulcasts: one channel relaying WYDE and another relaying their Dora-licensed country religious station WXJC-FM.  The station dropped its HD3 simulcast of "Superstation 101" WYDE-FM in early June 2016, and approximately a month later it was reported to be airing a sports talk format, feeding a Fultondale-licensed translator, as "99.1 The Game".  WYDE-FM took over the HD-2 slot after this move.