FM Technical Profile: WJBE
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- Station Name:
- Country Legends
- Classic Country
view] In Curry, just north of CR-43 (Smith Lake Dam Road),
east of AL-257 (Curry Highway) a few blocks. On a cell phone
tower behind the storage sheds.
- Power (ERP):
- 500 watts
- Antenna HAAT:
- 200 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Google Street View of the station's studio, co-located with AM 1240
WJLX on AL-5 in Jasper.
For the defunct "The Planet" modern rock format.
For the current "Country Legends" classic country format.
- Walker County
Broadcasting, as Big South Community Broadcasting
- WJBE has
apparently come on the air sometime in the early spring of
2008. In its application as a non-commercial station, Big
South Community Broadcasting appeared to hint towards a
religious-formatted program schedule, but their website indicates
they are doing classic country instead. In April 2009 the
station was granted a permit to increase power, which should improve
coverage in the Jasper area. In January 2011 it came out that
the station was planning a flip from classic country to modern rock,
and they did that on the Friday before Valentine's Day 2011,
becoming "The Planet".
station was reported silent as of 2 July 2012. Sometime in
late 2013 or early 2014 it appears the station switched formats to
classic country as "Country Legends 88.5", and then fell silent
again in April of 2014 due to transmitter audio issues. The
STA to remain silent expired in October 2014, so it's assumed the
station came back on again before then.