AM Technical Profile: WLWE


Frequency:
1360
Format:
Sports Talk
Transmitter Location:
[map] Near Crystal Lake, northwest of town on US-431.
Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
Night: 54 watts
Antenna:
Day: 1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
[FCC]
[FCCdata.org]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Facebook] Page for main station WLAG / Eagle Sports
[Article] News story on the demolition of WELR's old tower, which was brought down to make way for a bypass around town.
// W245AW La Grange, GA
// WLAG La Grange, GA
// WLWE Roanoke, AL (coming soon)
History:
Appears to have always been WELR, and to have come on the air around 1949.  Prior to picking up CBS Sports Radio affiliation with the network's debut in early January 2013, the station was an ESPN affiliate.  The tower, which was erected in 1950, was taken down in July of 2013 to make room for an extension of Alabama highway 22 to US-431, creating a truck route bypass around the town.  The call sign changed from WELR to WLWE in September 2013.