FM Technical Profile: WIZB


Station Name:
The Joy FM
Frequency:
94.3
Format:
Christian Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Between Headland and Abbeville, east of US 431 at the intersection of Henry County roads 64 and 18.
Power (ERP):
19.5 kW
Antenna:
Directional
Antenna HAAT:
410 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-(song title/artist) Time-[?] Text-[?] PTY-[?] PI-WIZB-FM
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Facebook]
[Studio] Street View imagery of the station's studio on Highway 53 in Dothan.
Owner:
Radio Training Network
History:
Has apparently always been WIZB.  The FCC database shows the station going through three call sign changes on one day.  On April 2nd, 1986 it started as WIZB-FM, then changed to WXLE, only to go back to WIZB (minus the -FM suffix).  Has not always been a Christian religious station, however.  Before going to God, the station had stints as straight-up rock and top 40 in the mid 90's.  In the late 80's it was oldies and had zero listeners.  More recently, it was "His Radio", but at some point in 2013 it changed over to the Joy FM network, consisting of a station in Atlanta and a few others in Florida.

The station was taken off the air by Hurricane Michael, which hit the area on 10 October 2018, but it was back on just a day later.