AM Technical Profile: WKAC


Frequency:
1080
Format:
Oldies
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Behind the studios on Elkmont Road in Athens, just north of Airport Road.
Power (ERP):
Day: 5 kW
Critical hours: 2.5 kW
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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History:
The WKAC calls stand for Ken A. Casey, owner.  He put the station on the air (as Limestone Broadcasting) in August of 1964 as a 1 kW daytimer, with studios and transmitter where they are today!  The original transmitter was an RCA BTA-1R1.  The station got a permit to raise power to 5 kW in 1968. 

The station was Top 40 until 1976, when it switched to country. That lasted until 1994. Presently has a 70's centered oldies format during the day, and in the 2000s picked up evening programming from 4 pm to 7 pm with Spanish Christian programming as "Radio Alabanzas".  That was gone by late 2011, and the station is once again straight-up oldies.