AM Technical Profile: WFMH


Frequency:
1340
Format:
Sports
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye: view 1 | view 2] [street view] On the north side of Warnke Road NW in Cullman, just west of US-31 (2nd Avenue NW). Co-located with WMCJ.
Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
Night: 1 kW
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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History:
Began in 1946 as WKUL, with 250 watts.  Was an affiliate of both Keystone and Mutual networks in the late 50's.  The format and calls eventually moved to FM. Calls changed to WXXR-AM in October 1982. Had a stint as oldies, then eventually began simulcasting a satellite oldies format along with Holly Pond FM station WXXR-FM. The FM went to classic country when Cullman station WFMH (FM) dumped that format, and WXXR-AM went to sports talk.  Around September 2002 the calls changed to WFMH. Around September 2004 it appears they dropped some gospel programming for full time sports talk; the station may have gone to a news/talk format before going back to sports, after being purchased by Williams Communications.

 
The WFMH calls actually appear to go back to 1949 on 1300 kHz; see the history for WMCJ for more information.