AM Technical Profile: WDYG
current owner runs the station from his own house; the tower is in the
back yard. It's automated through the day except for when he hosts
the morning show. dd
- Oldies, News
view] East of downtown Dothan off US-84, north of where AL-52
(Columbia Highway) crosses. On the northern side of the
highway near the Gro South facility, behind all the houses.
- Power (ERP):
- 1 kW
- 1 tower
0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour
from the FCC's Public Files
Story on WDYG's morning show, which broadcasts from a glass-windowed
studio in downtown Dothan that allows passers by to watch and
interact with the program.
// W271DN Dothan (CP)
- Began life in
1947 as WDIG, with 250 watts. The ownership was Houston
book, "Alabama's First
Broadcast Stations", by Harry Butler says the WDIG calls
stood for "Dothan Is Good". The 1949
edition of the Broadcasting-Telecasting Yearbook shows the
station as an ABC affiliate. Played top-40 music in the 60's and
70's. WDIG, Inc., acquired the station in 1970; by that time
they'd boosted daytime power to 1 kW, still 250 watts at
night. Early Bird Broadcasting bought the station in
1976. The station at that time was a mix of contemporary music
and black-oriented programming.
The calls changed to WWNT in 1979, although the format was still
top-40 for the most part. By 1983, the station was bought by
Dove Broadcasting for $115,000. They changed the format to
contemporary Christian music. Larry Williams bought the
station in 2000 for $115,000 from Dove Broadcasting and flipped the
station to a news/talk format. It lasted until 4 July 2014,
when the calls changed to WDYG and the format flipped to oldies.
- The station was granted a
permit for an FM translator in December 2018.