FM Technical Profile: WKGA


Station Name:
Kowliga Country
Frequency:
97.5
Format:
Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] North of Barnett Road, just west of CR-7, Pearson Chapel Road, midway between Goodwater and Alexander City.
Power (ERP):
5.1 kW
Antenna:
Directional
Antenna HAAT:
354 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
// WTID-FM Thomaston
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Owner:
Lake Broadcasting
History:
This station came on the air in the early 90s as WSSY-FM (Sunny 97), under the ownership of Talladega Broadcaster Partners, Ltd.  Licensed and broadcasting from Talladega, the station originally had an adult contemporary format.   The license was assigned to Williamson Broadcasting in 1997, and the station was passed on again to Great South Wireless (via a subsidiary) in 2003.  In June 2004, the calls changed to WKGA, but less than a week later they changed again to WZLM, a set of calls that had been on a station in Dadeville.  The calls changed back to WKGA in November of 2007 after the station was acquired by Lake Broadcasting, Inc.  The station has long been reported to be in a simulcast with WTID-FM (former WKGA, among many other calls) in Thomaston, on the other side of the state, but that station has consistently remained off the air for years.