FM Technical Profile: WMXV
- Station Name:
- V 101.5
- Urban Contemporary
view] Just east of the intersection of AL-64 and US-43 north
- Power (ERP):
- 2.85 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 484 feet
- 60 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
// W284DO Florence (CP)
- Singing River Media
- This station came on
the air as WJOR in 1991, put on by Brenda Chandler. The station
originally broadcast as a rimshot into the Florence metro area from a
transmitter site near its city of license, St. Joesph,
Tennessee. Clear Channel acquired the station in 2002 and
received a permit to move the transmitter site into Alabama at a site
north of Killen in 2004; before the upgrade was completed, the license
was transferred to URBan Radio Licenses, LLC later that year. In
2006 URBan flipped the station to urban contempoary as "V 101.5" with
the WMXV calls, which had been on 103.5 MHz but disappeared when
WLAY-FM took over that frequency. The upgrade was completed in
2007 after a few other minor modifications were made, including
lowering power from 4 kW to 2.85 kW.
- On 5 July 2017, Tuscumbia
Utilities disconnected the power to the studios in town, causing all
the stations to lose their programming feeds. The stations fell
silent (but remained on with dead air).
The station returned to the air on 12 July 2017.
In early October 2018, the station was listed as the parent for
translator W284DO in Florence. The translator had originally
been paired with WVNA-FM. iHeart Radio owned the permit, but
transferred it to URBan Radio shortly after the application was
The station was
sold, along with the other URBan Radio group of stations, to Singing
River Media Group in October 2018, for $1.275 million. Singing
River Media Group is headed by James Michael Self, whose father (D.
Mitchell Self) was the former owner of WLAY AM and FM.