FM Technical Profile: WKNU
- Station Name:
- Coyote Country
view] Approximately 2 miles east of Brewton and 2 miles north
of US 29 along CR-22 (Ridge Road).
- Power (ERP):
- 3.8 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 417 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- :PS-106.3 Coyote Country Time-[?]
Text-WKNU Coyote Country 106.3 from Brewton, AL PTY-Country
Story from the Brewton Standard
regarding the sale of the station in 2007 from Hugh Ellington to
- Ellington Radio,
- This station
came on the air in September 1973 as WKNU, as a full class A of the
time with 3 kW at 299 feet HAAT. Put on the air by John E.
Shipp, Jr. (who was also the General Manager and Chief Engineer),
the station debuted with a mix of country, rock and pop music along
with some religious programming. Shipp transferred the license
to Hugh Ellington (Ellington Radio, Inc.) in December 1978. Under
Ellington's ownership, the station morphed into a progressive
country outlet for a short time before settling back with a regular
country format. The station was a true family affair, with
Hugh Ellington acting as President, Chief Engineer and Sales
Director, while his wife Carol Ellington was General Manager and
Sales Manager. Son Joe Ellington handled Promotions and acted
as both Program and Music Director for the station.
The station was sold for $1.3 million by Ellington Radio, Inc. to
Jack Floyd (as WKNU, Inc.) in March 2007. Carol Ellington
stayed on as one of the two paid employees of the company after the
In August 2017, it was revealed that the owners had been unable to
make their monthly payments to Ellington Radio for some time,
leading to Ellington Radio to exercise a contract clause to take
back operation of the station due to lack of payment. As Hugh
Ellington passed away in March of 2012, Carol Ellington took control
of the station.