FM Technical Profile: WJEC
- Station Name:
- The Ride
- Classic Country
Off in the woods on the west side of Rocky Road, south of CR-30,
about halfway between Vernon and Guin.
- Power (ERP):
- 6 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 328 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
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Street View imagery of the station's studios on Highway 17 in
- Lamar County
- This station
dates back to an original construction permit first issued to Lamar
County Broadcasting, Inc. (who put on Vernon's WVSA in the
mid-60's), for a 3 kW Class A station with a transmitter site east
of Vernon on AL-18. The calls from the beginning were
WJEC. The facility went through several permit modifications,
then the permit expired in the early 90's. It was reinstated
in 1994, and later that summer it signed on with 6 kW from the same
site it uses today, east of Sulligent. The format at sign on
was Adult Contemporary. By 1998, it had flipped to Southern
Gospel, while also carrying local high school sports programming
(along with WVSA).
The format flipped for only the second time in the station's life in
April 2017, when it picked up a Classic Country format as "The
Ride". It's likely at this time the southern gospel went to
the AM sister station WVSA.