FM Technical Profile: WFMH


Station Name:
Big 95
Frequency:
95.5
Format:
Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] About a half mile west of the intersection of CR-18 and AL-187, south of the Hodges community.
Power (ERP):
6 kW
Antenna:
Directional
Antenna HAAT:
328 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-[?] Time-[?] Text-The Big 95.5 PTY-Easy  PI-WFMH-FM
More Information:
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[Image] Image of the station's RDS display via an Insignia HD portable in northwest Alabama, from May 2018.
Owner:
TNT Inc.
History:
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 displaced from the above-mentioned 101.1 MHz buyout.  It retained the same satellite-fed country.  In 2004 the station re-licensed from Holly Pond to Hackleburg and began targeting the Hamilton area of northwest Alabama.
 
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.