FM Technical Profile: WKXX

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Station Name:
Alabama's Country Classics
Classic Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] On Chandler Mountain Road, atop Chandler Mountain, overlooking I-59 and the town of Steele.
Power (ERP):
1.1 kW
Antenna HAAT:
702 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
Broadcast Media LLC
This station dates back to an original construction permit granted to Kerry Rich in the summer of 1991 for a new station licensed to Attalla on 102.9 MHz.  The class A facility's transmitter site was located atop Chandler Mountain, near the community of Steele.  The original grant was for 1.1 kW at 702 feet HAAT (Height Above Average Terrain), with the call sign WKXX.  That call sign has history in the nearby Birmingham market, as it was used for many years on one of the station's two Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) stations, "Kicks 106".  When this station signed on in late 1991, it launched with a CHR music format as "Kicks 102.9".  The license was transferred from Kerry Rich to Alexandra Victoria Broadcasting Company in October 1992.

Broadcast Media, LLC acquired the station in January 1998 for $650,000.  Over the years, the format mellowed a bit from CHR to Hot Adult Contemporary.

In mid-August 2020, the station flipped to Fox Sports Radio as "Fox Sports Northeast Alabama".  The change apparently went unnoticed by radio observers for several weeks, until it was reported by Radio Insight.

The station dropped Fox Sports for Classic Country in January 2023, positioning itself as "Alabama's Country Classics".