AM Technical Profile: WEIS


Frequency:
990
Format:
Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Almost in the center of Centre, south of US-411 at the end of Pratt Street.
Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
Night: 30 watts
Antenna:
Day: 1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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History:
This station dates back to 1961 and has always has the WEIS (for nearby WIEss lake).  In the early years it appeared it had a country music format, with the usual small town farm and local news.  In the late 70's it mixed in some top 40 with the country, but by the mid 80's it was back to all-country.  This station was fairly early in adopting an FM translator to relay the AM signal.  It acquired W261AW from WAY-FM, who was using it in Gadsden.  It slowly hopped its way up Highway 411 until it reached Centre in 2009, and later moved to a new frequency, becoming W263BW in the process.