FM Technical Profile: WMXS
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- Station Name:
- Mix 103
- Soft Adult
view] Just east of the Sunshine Village subdivision northeast
of Montgomery. Just south of Sandy Ridge Curve north of CR-64.
Co-located with WXFX, WLWI, WHHY and WLBF.
- Power (ERP):
- 100 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1,096 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
PS-TODAY'S HITS YESTERDAYS FAVORITES MIX 1033
Text-PAUL HORTON MORNINGS ON MIX 1033
- More Information:
Easy 103] A tribute streaming radio station to EZ 103,
Montgomery's easy listening station.
Page for the station
The Cumulus studios in downtown Montgomery.
RDS display data as shown on a Mazda OEM stereo, from
Image of the station's RDS data as (partially) decoded in Florence,
Alabama; shown are the Radio Text and PI (call sign) fields.
- This station
began in July 1961 as a tax write off for the Montgomery
Advertiser-Journal, with a beautiful music format. The
calls were WAJM, and it ran 29 kW from an antenna 290 feet above
terrain. The station was sold to Radio Montgomery in either
1971 or 1972; they owned AM 800 WMGY at the time, which had a
country music format. By 1974 this station was simulcasting
WMGY and its country format.
- In the mid-70's, this
became the city's first FM Top 40 station, as "Z-103" WMGZ. It
was a short-lived format for the station, however, as the weaker (at
the time) signal meant it couldn't compete with the other stations in
town. By '79, it was back to beautiful music, this time with the
- In the late 80's or very
early 90's, under the ownership of U.S. Broadcast, this station picked
up a light adult contemporary / classic hits mix format, and became
WSYA-FM "Sunny 103"; the AM companion became WSYA and entered into a
simulcast with the FM at the same time. (Pointless trivia:
shortly before becoming "Sunny", the station upgraded power to 100
kW. Its broadcast tower was located in a residential area called
'Sunshine Village'.) Colonial Broadcasting of Montgomery
acquired the AM and FM in 1993 and began transitioning towards a more
upbeat, Hot Adult Contemporary style presentation. In February
1994 the calls changed to WMXS, and the station morphed into "Mix
103.3", which later became just "Mix 103". In late '97 / early
'98, Colonial Broadcasting was swallowed up by growing behemoth