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.
Image with RDS data from an Insignia HD portable showing the PI
(call sign) and Radio Text fields.
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 format.
- 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.