AM Technical Profile: WDXW
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 1 kW
- Night: 39 watts
- 1 tower
0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour
from the FCC's Public Files
- Owned by
Partners Media Investments, LLC.
- Although there's a license to cover on
file at the FCC for this station as far back as 1956, it appears it
did not really get on the air until 1961, when it debuted as a 1 kW
daytimer known as WBTS. The station was put on by Roy C. McCloud
of Bridgeport Broadcasting Company. The format in the early days
is currently unknown but it was mostly likely country music and
gospel, a format the station was known to have from at least the
mid-70's through to McCloud's death in the late 90's.
In the fall of 1998, after Mr. McCloud's passing, Scottsboro's KEA,
Inc. bought the station and changed the calls to WKEA, to match their
Scottsboro-area WKEA-FM. The format stayed country and gospel,
but added some talk programming as well. In 2001, the station
was to Dade County Broadcasting, who changed the calls to WYMR in
February of that year. The format changed to adult standards at
that time according to the station's Wikipedia
article. The station was sold to MG Media, Inc. (Marvin Glass)
in 2005. They changed the calls to WGNQ in November of
2007. Under their ownership, the station began airing a format
of Christian teaching, gospel music and the Dave Ramsey program.
They also acquired an FM translator which was located in South
Pittsburg, Tennessee, just across the state line.
Partners Media Investments LLC acquired the station in 2003, along
with its FM translator. They flipped the format to sports talk
and changed calls to WVOV ("Voice of the Valley"). At some point
in 2014 they yanked the translator from rebroadcasting WVOV and
changed it to one of their other properties in the area (WKWN
In May 2017 the station filed a Silent STA, citing lack of "a
competent sales person" and "high ambient noise" in their listening
area. Yes, really. The Silent STA was extended in November
2017, with the hopes that acquiring a new translator would allow the
station to resume broadcasting.