AM Technical Profile: WEUP


Frequency:
1700
Format:
Gospel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view] Northeast of Oakwood University on Jordan Lane NW (Ardmore Highway), just north of the intersection with Oakwood Road & Sparkman Drive NW.  Co-located with WHIY.
Power (ERP):
Day: 10 kW
Night: 1 kW
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
[FCC]
[FCCdata.org]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Picture] Image of one of the station's bumper stickers.
May broadcast in stereo.
[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.
Owned by Hundley Batts Sr & Virginia Caples
History:
Started off on 1600 kHz with low power in 1958 as the state's first black-owned radio station.  Wikipedia notes owners Leroy and Viola Garrett helped usher in the era of 24-hour broadcasting after testifying before Congress in the early 60's.  Picked up 250 watt translator W233BR, which broadcasts from the WUEP AM tower, in the fall of 2012.