AM Technical Profile: WIQR


Frequency:
1410
Format:
R&B Oldies, Gospel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view] [street view: tx shack] South of Prattville on Reese Ferry Road, about 1.6 miles west of the intersection with US-31 on the eastbound side.
Power (ERP):
Day: 5 kW
Night: 1 kW
Antenna:
Day: 3 towers, major lobes due WNW, SSE and ENE [pattern - PDF]
Night: 3 towers,  major lobe ESE, minor lobe WNW [pattern - PDF]
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
[FCC]
[FCCdata.org]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
Silent
History:
This station was originally called WPXC (Pixie), with a light music format; moved to country later. It also experimented with oldies before going dark for a number of years. Came back with local news and talk only to go dark again for a few more years! Since 2000, the station was back on (again) with news and talk, but apparently went dark (sound familiar?). It's back on again as of September 2002, with adult standards and oldies. As of 1 April 2003 the station changed to sports talk, with nighttime coverage for Montgomery back after transmitter problems. Religious programming on weekends was added in the summer of 2004. The summer of 2005 has Spanish language programming added on the weekends as well.  As of May 2009 it appears the station is all sports now, with Tampa Bay Devil Rays baseball.  In April 2010 it was reported silent, and back on in the middle of May 2011 with overloaded audio.  In the summer of 2011 the station is being listed as an affiliate of Yahoo! Sports Radio.
 
In September 2012 the station dropped Yahoo! Sports Radio for a fulltime Spanish language format, including some programming from ESPN Deportes.  In late April 2015, the station dropped Spanish sports for R&B Oldies.  The station was reported silent near the start of December 2015.