AM Technical Profile: WNTM
- Talk, News
#2] Telegraph Road, north of downtown.
- Power (ERP):
- Day and night:
- Day: 1 tower
- Night: 3
towers. Large lobe to the southwest towards Mobile and Tillmans
Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
- Owned by iHeartMedia
- // WRKH-FM HD-2
- 710 began
operations in 1946 as WKRG (for Kenneth R. Giddens, owner). WKRG-FM
and WKRG-TV 5 were spawned from this AM. Has always been an
adult-appeal station, CBS affiliated, MoR music, with talk shows.
Evolved to all-talk in the 80's as FM made music on AM unprofitable.
Calls changed to WNTM (News Talk Mobile) when station was sold in
the early 90's. Now co-owned with WPMI-TV 15.
- Due to
interference from Cuba stations at night, the station applied for
(and received an allocation for) moving to the expanded band,
but they let the permit lapse without building out the new
facility. It was for 1660 kHz, stereo.
August 2006 it was rumored that the station would be changing calls,
and it did happen: the station is now WPMI, to reflect the fact that
they share a newsroom with WPMI-TV, as well as the same
owners. In the summer of 2007 the calls changed again, back to
WNTM (News Talk Mobile).
- Also, the
station has an application pending to increase daytime power to 6 kW
and nighttimes to 2.1 kW, both with directional antennas.
station began rebroadcasting on WRKH-FM's HD-2 subchannel sometime
in the summer of 2010.