FM Technical Profile: WFMH

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Station Name:
Big 95
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] A few blocks northeast of the center of Hackleburg, on US-43 near Ray Road.
Power (ERP):
6 kW
Antenna HAAT:
321 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.


Text-The Big 95.5


More Information:


[Image] Image of the station's RDS display via an Insignia HD portable in northwest Alabama, from May 2018.

[Image] RDS decoded on an AT&T Insite phone in Florence, showing the PS (station name), Radio Text and PTY (format) fields, May 2019.
TNT Inc.
The WFMH calls go back to at least 1950 on the 101.1 MHz frequency.  After that signal was bought out, WFMH migrated over to 95.5 MHz.
95.5 MHz traces it origins to a construction permit with the WCOC calls that never got on the air.  It was re-applied for and signed on in 1996 as WXXR-FM, licensed to Holly Pond but with studios on US-31 in Cullman.  At the time it was Oldies formatted, simulcasting WXXR AM 1340 in Cullman.  In 1998 the station picked up the WFMH calls and satellite-fed Country music format displaced from the above-mentioned 101.1 MHz buyout.  In 2004 the station re-licensed from Holly Pond to Hackleburg and began targeting the Hamilton area of northwest Alabama from a transmitter site at an old AT&T microwave relay tower, off AL-187 near CR-18 in the Hodges community.
The station was taken off the air due to the tornadoes that struck the area in late April 2011, and returned to the air sometime later.

In June 2022 applied to move to a new transmitter site in Hackleburg, near the intersection of US-43 and Ray Road, just northeast of the city.  A license to cover was filed for that facility in May 2023.