FM Technical Profile: WOAB

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Station Name:
Kickin' Country 104.9
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] West of Ozark, north of AL-27 on Rebecca Lane. Co-located with WOZK.
Power (ERP):
2.5 kW
Antenna HAAT:
269 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
Dockins Communications
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, for $125,000.  After the sale closed, the format flipped to Country as "Kickin' Country 104.9".