AM Technical Profile: WKAX

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Transmitter Location:
Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
[Studio] Street View imagery of the station's studio on Washington Avenue in Russellville.  Co-located with WGOL.
Owned by Pilati Investments, Inc. (Karl Pilati)
// W228EC Russellville
This station came on the air as a 1 kW daytimer in 1974 under the ownership of Russellville Broadcasting Company.  In earlier days it had stints as Country Christian (as "Power 1500") and Gospel under multiple owners before eventually converting to a Spanish-language Christian music and teaching format, possibly in 2006 after the station was sold to Pilati Investments (Jimmie Pilati).  The station acquired a new construction permit for an FM translator in early February 2018 for a broadcast on 93.5 MHz. 

Karl Pilati took over operations of the station and company after the death of Jimmie. Of interest is that Jimmie and Karl's son, John, was a former District Attorney in Franklin County, and currently manages sister station WGOL for the family. 

In July 2022, the station filed for a transfer of license to Solo, LLC, who are planning to run a translator/HD combo outlet in the Shoals at some point.  The documentation was actually for a LMA (Local Marketing Agreement), so the transfer was dismissed by the FCC.  Solo, LLC began programming the station at the end of that same month with Gospel Music and Religious programming as "Winning Worship Radio".