AM Technical Profile: WHOA
Approx. 1/2 mile
of North Oak Drive, just west of I-65 in Saraland.
38,000 watts day,
3 towers day, 4
towers nights, directional
day and night. Days, lobes to north and south-southeast.
minor lobe north, major lobe almost due south.
success story. This stillborn facility dates back to an
original construction permit first issued in February of 2007, with
a complex array of two daytime towers running 13 kW and a four tower
nighttime setup running 690 watts, from a site a few miles northwest
of Saraland along Celeste Road. That application was
immediately superseded by one that would have run 38 kW days from
three towers during the day and 800 watts at night with four towers,
from a site closer to Saraland but further west of Celeste
Road. This was the same site the Brantley chose when they
(also unsuccessfully) tried to get a station on the air at 1160 kHz,
also licensed to Saraland.