FM Technical Profile: WLRH
- Station Name:
- Public Radio
- Public Radio
view] [Bing bird's
view] In the Periwinkle Spring area atop Monte Santo Mountain,
just south of Bankhead Parkway, across Monte Santo Boulevard from
WAAY and WHNT's towers.
- Power (ERP):
- 100 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1,047 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- SCA: Alabama Radio Reading Service for print-impared
- :PS-WLRH Huntsville's Public Radio
Time-[?] Text-[?] PTY-[?]
- How's the
squashed to the north and south, but it covers all of the
Huntsville-Decatur region well.
RDS display from an Insignia HD portable radio.
HD-1 display from an Insignia HD portable radio.
HD-2 display from an Insignia HD portable radio.
HD-3 display from an Insignia HD portable radio.
Educational Television Authority
- The calls stand
(rather boringly) for Library Radio Huntsville. WLRH was started by
the Huntsville Public Library in 1976 and broadcast from the Huntsville
Times building. It became the first public radio station in
the state, beating WBHM in Birmingham by a few months. The library
was unable to maintain it, so the license was transferred to the
Alabama Educational Television System (now Alabama Public
Television.) In 1988, the studios were moved to their present
location on the campus of the University of Alabama at Huntsville.
Strange, considering the station isn't managed, staffed or
programmed by the university.
- In late
October 2009 the station received a construction permit to move from
its existing site on southeast Huntsville's Green Mountain to a
tower in the Monte Santo area. The change will facilitate an
increase in height but the coverage area will not change much due to
using a directional antenna. In January 2011 it was reported
to be on air from the new facilities, with HD digital multicasting.