FM Technical Profile: WDXX
- Station Name:
- Dixie 100
view] On AL-140 (River Road), southeast of Selma, between
CR-316 and CR-308.
- Power (ERP):
- 50 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 492 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- :PS-WDXX-FM Time-[present]
Text-[?] PTY-Country PI-KMRI-FM
View] Of the studio building on Lauderdale Street in Selma.
- // WINL
- This station
dates back to October of 1965, when Talton Broadcasting, owners of
WHBB 1490, put the station on the air as a 3 kW Class A. The
original calls were WHBB-FM. From the beginning until 1975,
the station's transmitter was co-located with the AM at 1326 10th
Avenue in Selma (this section of roadway no longer exists!).
The studios were also with the AM, at 28½ Broad Street then 310
Broad Street in downtown Selma. The format early on was a
contemporary, personality-oriented easy listening format. In
1967 the station began transmitting a Secondary Communications
Authorization (SCA) channel at 67 kHz, although it's unknown what
the programming was.
On January 1st 1969 the calls changed to WTUN and the station picked
up a country format as "100 Tun". The studios moved to 505
Lauderdale Street in 1972. In 1975, the transmitter was moved
to a site off Landline Road, near the intersection of Sunny Lane
west of Selma.
The station flipped to an Adult Contemporary music format as "Magic
100.1" in 1984. It lasted until 1989, when the station flipped
to a Young Country music format and became "Dixie 100".
Shortly after the music flip, the station was granted a permit to
increase power to 50 kW from the transmitter site behind Walmart,
near the intersection of Marie Foster Street and Highland Avenue,
co-located with WHBB.
In the summer of 2012 the station received a construction permit
that moved the transmitter location from in Selma to a site
southeast of Selma, ostensibly for better coverage of the Montgomery
market. The owners built a studio in Montgomery and promised a
changed at the start of August 2012, but that came and went with
nary a peep. It wasn't until noon on 26 August 2012 that the
station flipped from its longtime country format to a wide-ranging
variety hits setup as "Fusion 100.1". The new format also came
with Alabama Crimson Tide Football for the Selma and Montgomery
areas. The Tide must have been unhappy with the
rimshot-quality coverage in Alabama's capitol city, as they quickly
added WXFX to their lineup. On 7 October 2013 the owners ended
the Fuzion format and returned to their old format and branding,
back as country "Dixie 100".
Broadsouth is also LMA'ing three stations in Demopolis from Westburg
Broadcasting; this station is being simulcast on WINL in Linden.