FM Technical Profile: WNCV
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- Station Name:
- Coast 93.3
- 80's/90's AC
view] Between Memorial Parkway SW and Robinwood Drive SW, just
south and off of Hollywood Boulevard NW. Co-located with WPSM, WHWY
- Power (ERP):
- 50 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 469 feet.
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- More Information:
Image with RDS data from an Insignia HD portable showing the PI
(call sign) and Radio Text fields. From October 2015.
Image with RDS data from a Hyundai OEM car stereo, showing the PS
(station name) and Radio Text fields. From May 2023.
Street View imagery of the Cumulus Fort Walton Beach studios on
- This station dates back to
1981 when it was first granted a construction permit for a new station
in Evergreen, Alabama, along I-65 to Vogel Moody Corporation.
The permit was later assigned to Stafford Broadcasting, who owned the
only other station in Evergreen, AM 1470 (then WEGN). Before the
station was put on in October 1982, the calls assigned were
WTII. When the station signed on it was WEGN-FM. More than
likely the station carried a simulcast of the country music format of
the AM for the first part of its life. In the mid-80's the
stations went through several subsequent ownership changes, winding up
in the hands of Wolf Broadcasting by the start of 1987. A year
later they changed the calls to WIJK-FM and began programming the FM
separately, although there seems to be no record of what the format
was during this time. In 1992 the calls changed to WPGG-FM and
the station became known as "The Power Pig" with a country music
- The station most likely
started off with 50 kW from a transmitter site in Evergreen itself,
but by 1996 they'd won a construction permit to bump up to a full 100
kW. In 2001 a construction permit was issued to move to a site
about halfway between Brewton and Andalusia, to better compete in the
lucrative Florida panhandle markets of Fort Walton Beach and
Pensacola. That permit was never built out; instead, a permit
was secured to move the station right to the coast, licensed to the
Fort Walton Beach-area community of Shalimar, with 50 kW. Before
that facility was built out, Star Broadcasting (Ron Hale) sold the
permit to Cumulus for cash as well as ownership of FM 100.3 and AM
1400 in Fort Walton Beach.
- After the sale, this
station had the WRKN calls for less than a month; afterwards the adult
contemporary format and calls from 100.3 moved here, and this became
adult contemporary "Coast 93.3" with the WNCV calls. The Power
Pig format moved to a different FM station in the Evergreen area.