FM Technical Profile: WOAB
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- Station Name:
- Oldies 104.9
view] West of Ozark, north of AL-27 on Rebecca Lane.
Co-located with WOZK.
- Power (ERP):
- 2.5 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 269 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- More Information:
- Ozark Broadcasting
Company put this station on the air in 1963 as the FM companion to
WOZK AM. It signed on with 2.85 kW from a Jampro JA-5B 5-bay
antenna mounted on the AM tower at 178 feet, fed by a CCA-FM-1000D
transmitter. Two years after signing on, the station changed
to a CCA-6811-4 4 bay FM antenna at 340 feet, with an ERP of 2.226
kW, fed by a CCA-FM-3000D. In the early days, the station simulcast
the AM only part time; 100 hours of programming per week were
dedicated to Country & Western music.
In 1971, the station changed to 2.25 kW at 335 feet HAAT, fed by a
CCA FMC-LP 6-bay antenna. By the mid-70's, the station was a full
time Country music station. It would retain this same format until
well into the 21st Century, when it eventually began simulcasting
the AM's Adult Standards format.
At some point between 2005-2010, the AM and FM simulcast
transitioned to the current Oldies/Classic Hits music format.
Station owned Julian "J.B." Brown passed away.
It was announced that
Dockins Communications would purchase the station and WOZKin May 2021,