AM Technical Profile: WEUV


Frequency:
1190
Format:
Gospel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Located west of downtown on Court Street, across from Alexander Park.
Power (ERP):
Day: 2.5 kW
Antenna:
Day: 1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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Owned by Hundley Batts, Sr., & Virginia Caples
// WEUP (AM) Huntsville, AL
Silent
History:
Lawrence County's first radio station dates back to around 1963, when the area's newspaper formed Lawrence County Broadcasters and put this station on the air.  Initially, it was WLCB (Lawrence County Broadcasters) on 1530 kHz, ran 1,000 watts during the day and 250 watts during critical hours, but had no nighttime service.  Moulton Broadcasting Company acquired the station in 1968.  The majority of the programming was country music.  Sometime in the early 70's the station changed calls to WHIY and added some contemporary pop music to the playlist. 

Around 1980, the station moved to its present home on 1190 kHz, and while it remained a daytimer, it got a bump up to the present 2,500 watts of power.  By the late 80's, the station had transitioned to a more broad music presentation, including country, oldies and classic rock, but it didn't last long; in 1991 the station (via a company called Lawco) spawned the area's first local FM service, WXKI on 103.1 MHz.  At that time, the stations simulcast and had a country music format.

The AM and FM were sold together to present owners, Hundley Batts, Sr. & Virginia Caples, in the summer of 1999 for $775,000.  They flipped the formats of both stations, with the FM going urban contemporary and the AM going "soul gospel" in a simulcast with WEUP (AM) in Huntsville.  The station was reported to be off the air in the late summer of 2017, and has been off possibly for years before that.