FM Technical Profile: WLJR


Station Name:
-
Frequency:
88.5
Format:
Religious: Christian Talk. Part of the Moody Network.
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye]Oak Mtn at Highway 280
Power (ERP):
370 watts.
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
604 feet.
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
Mono
:PS-WLJR WHERE LORD JESUS REIGNS Time-? Text-WLJR PTY-Religious Talk PI-WLJR-FM
How's the Signal?
Signal is good over much of Shelby and eastern Jefferson counties.  Can be received quite well over Hoover, Pelham, the Highway 280 corridor and Mountain Brook.
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Facebook] For the church
[RDS] RDS display from the station on a GMC Yukon's radio.
Owner:
Briarwood Presbyterian Church
How's it sound?
The sound quality of this station is pretty good, most of the noise seems to come off the network feed itself.
History:
One of the more recent dial-additions to Birmingham radio, this station was put on the air by Briarwood Presbyterian Church. It was originally only to be 10 watts and located at the church campus off I-459, and was going to be a small outlet to bring church services to those who couldn't get out to church in the immediate area. The power was increased and the transmitter put high atop Oak Mountain to reach more people with network programming, though.  More recently the station received a construction permit to move off Oak Mountain to the Ruffner Mountain area of east Birmingham, with an increase in power and persons-covered.  That permit was changed, with the power increase coming from their current transmitter site.  It was dismissed in January 2010.