FM Technical Profile: WKRE


Station Name:
Revocation Radio
Frequency:
88.1
Format:
Urban Contemporary/Rock Religious
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] In Argo, just east of the intersection of Liles Lane and Gadsden Highway, atop the hill along Inthawoods Circle.
Power (ERP):
1.5 kW V
1 watt H
Antenna:
Directional
Antenna HAAT:
394 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Facebook] For Revocation Radio network
[Article] from the St. Clair News-Aegis, about Revocation Radio and GM Jon Walden.
// WKUA Moundville
// WRYD Jemison
Owner:
Take Back the Airwaves Ministries (TBTA)
History:
This station received a license to cover permit from the FCC on 25 March 2011.  Alabama Christian Ministries originally held the construction permit for this station, but sold it to TBTA for $1 in March 2010.  The station debuted with the Revocation Radio religious music format but fell silent shortly after coming on the air due to transmitter issues.  It was back on in January 2012.  TBTA later put WKUA in Moundville on with this same format.  In March 2015, this station received a construction permit for a new antenna location in Argo.  The new antenna is higher, so power is lower, but more coverage falls over the far eastern Birmingham suburbs than before.  That permit was dismissed in July 2016, but another nearly identical one was filed right behind it, further raising antenna height but lowering the power level.  That facility was put on the air in March 2017.