FM Technical Profile: WIOL
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- Station Name:
- ESPN Columbus
Just west of the intersection of Cartiedge Road and Patterson Road,
near where Muscogee, Harris and Talbot Counties meet.
- Power (ERP):
- 6 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 230 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Google Street View of the Davis Broadcasting company's offices in
Broadcasting Inc., of Columbus
- This frequency
started off as WKZJ, licensed to Greenville, Georgia. At one
time it was Classic Rock "95.7 The River".
In 2005 the went through an upgrade, re-licensing to Waverly Hall
and moving closer to Columbus. That same year, the station
swapped places with 92.7 in Eufaula. That station took the
WKZJ calls and this one became WIOL-FM. After the change this
station was "Mix 95.7" and had a Hot AC format. In October
2009 the station began simulcasting the sports format on WEAM-AM out
of Columbus (a station which later became WIOL-AM.) Originally
carrying programming from Yahoo! Sports Network, the station dropped
both Yahoo! and "The Zone" nickname when they picked up ESPN.
In September 2020 the station's simulcast with WOIL (AM) was ended when
that station and its FM translator switched formats.