FM Technical Profile: WEUP


Station Name:
103-EUP
Frequency:
103.1
Format:
Urban Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Approximately halfway between Moulton and Hartselle, south of Whites Dairy Road (CR-69), about a mile east of its intersection with Kirby Bridge Road in the Neel community.
Power (ERP):
11.5 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
492 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Facebook]
[Picture] Image of one of the station's bumper stickers.
[Studio] Google Photos images of the station's studio and signage.
[Studio] Street View imagery of the station's studios on Highway 53 in Huntsville.
Owner:
Hundley Batts, Sr. & Virginia Caples
History:
This station, originally WXKI, was spawned from (then) WHIY AM 1190 by a company called Lawco FM, Inc. in 1992.  Originally a class A with a transmitter site northeast of town to maximize coverage of nearby Decatur, the station and its AM parent simulcast with a country music format until they were sold in 1999 to the current owners for $775,000.  After the ownership change, the station got a boost in power and relocated to the present transmitter site southeast of town.  Also, the formats changed.  The AM went gospel while the FM picked up its current urban contemporary, along with the WEUP-FM calls.  WEUP (AM) in Huntsville along with some other stations joined in a big northern Alabama simulcast of the format as "103 EUP".