TV Technical Profile: WKAB
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Behind the AM's
at 525 Donaldson Street in the Toulminville area of Mobile.
Height Above Average
Alvin Williams of the
News and Information About Television and Radio in Southwest
Alabama site writes this three part history
of Mobile's first TV station, WKAB.
WKAB was a
UHF station, put on the air by Pursley Broadcasting Service, owners
WKAB 840 AM. It first aired in December, 1952. Although
beat WALA to air by several weeks, it was doomed due to its UHF
during a time when UHF receivers were not mandatory, and the ones
existed were poor quality.
For more historical
info on WKAB, see the examiner.com story, linked above.
The WKAB calls later
found their way to present-day WNCF in Montgomery, in 1964.