FM Technical Profile: WMWI

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Station Name:
-
Frequency:
88.7
Format:
Urban/Variety
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view]On West Jackson Street in Demopolis, at the intersection with Lamar Avenue.
Power (ERP):
100 watts
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
157 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[FCC]
[RECnet]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Article] Demopolis Times story from 2009 annoucing the construction of the station.
[Article] Birmingham News story from 2009 announcing the construction of the station.
Silent
Owner:
Miles College
History:
The station's original construction permit was for much higher power and better coverage, but due to budget and timing constraints, the station had to drop down to a small 100 watt signal to get on the air before the expiration of the permit.  The station received its license to cover in May 2012.  In mid-September 2013 they received a construction permit to increase power to 100,000 watts, similar to the original construction permit's specifications.  The format seems to be an urban-heavy variety of music, although one person who was in the area described the music he heard in February 2015 as "new age" and boring.  The station may have been off the air during the winter of 2016 but was reported active in April 2016.  The construction permit for a 100 kW facility expired, unbuilt, in mid-September 2016; it was almost immediately re-applied for, and the FCC granted it a month later.

The station has been reported silent as of early July 2019.  The permit for the 100,000 watt facility was again allowed to expire in late 2019.  As of October 2019, the station appears to still be silent.