FM Technical Profile: WLXQ
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- Station Name:
view] Off Alabama 69, midway between Greenville and
- Power (ERP):
- 11 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 646 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Time-[?] Text-K~Love PTY-Adult
- More Information:
Facebook for the K-Love network
RDS display picture from an Insignia portable radio in Northwest
Alabama, showing the Radio Text and PS (call sign) fields.
From June 2017.
Transmitter site off AL-69 near Moundville.
- Educational Media
- This station
signed on in 2002 as a Class A licensed to Greensboro. Put on
by Warrior Broadcasting (related to Apex Broadcasting), the station
had an Oldies format as "Oldies 99.1", with the WDGM call
letters. Citadel acquired the Apex properties in Tuscaloosa in
2005. In 2008 it was listed as an affiliate of Scott Shannon's
channel. In December 2008 the station's website went away with
a hint of the next format: Sports. Citadel, who also owned
WJOX in Birmingham, re-branded this as "The Deuce, Tuscaloosa's home
for JOX". The True Oldies format moved over to AM'er WJRD. The
simulcast with JOX didn't last long, and the station became
programmed similarly but slightly different than WJOX. Citadel
later became a part of Cumulus.
- In the
spring of 2012 the entire Cumulus cluster in Tuscaloosa was acquired
by Townsquare Media. At the end of August 2013 the station
re-branded itself as "Tide 99.1" to differentiate itself better from
both Cumulus' WJOX and WJQX ESPN 100.5 in the Birmingham market,
both of which also cover Tuscaloosa. In May 2016 it was
announced that Townsquare Media would be acquiring WNPT-FM and WTBC
(and its translator) from John Sisty Enterprises for $550,000.
As this would put Townsquare over the local ownership caps, they
sold off WDGM to K-Love parent Educational Media Foundation for
$100,000. EMF reserved the WLXQ calls for the station during
the acquisition. The sports format moved from WDGM to WNPT on
30 July 2016 at 3 pm and this station picked up the contemporary
Christian "K-Love" format. It also began identifying under the WLXQ
In October 2020, EMF was granted a construction permit to raise the
power from 6.4 to 11 kW, with a slight reduction in height from the
existing tower near Moundville. That facility filed a license
to cover in November 2021.