AM Technical Profile: WOPP

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Frequency:
1290
Format:
Oldies, Adult Contemporary, Classic Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] At the end of Cameron Road in Opp.
Power (ERP):
Day: 2.5 kW
Night: 500 watts
Antenna:
Day: 4 towers [pattern - PDF]
Night: 3 towers [pattern - PDF]
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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[Image] Google Maps photo of the WOPP studio in Opp.
Owned by E&R Broadcasting
Silent
History:
Opp Radio, Incorporated was granted a new construction permit for the station in the summer of 1977, with the same technical facilities as listed above, and at the same location listed, above.  When it signed on late 1979, the call sign was WOPP and it had a Progressive Rock (!) format.  That later branched out to a mix of Adult Contemporary and Country music, with various specialty programs like Bluegrass, Gospel and Farm programming, a diverse mix of programming that it has apparently maintained to the present day.

At some point, the station also broadcast in AM stereo, most likely from the mid-80's to the mid-90's or later.  It does not currently broadcast in stereo.  The station license was transferred to  E&R Broadcasting (Robert and Ronnie Boothe) in 1987, leaving Opp Broadcasting with WAMI AM and FM.

The station ran into technical troubles in 2009 when the controller for switching between day and night service failed, and the station ran under a Special Temporary Authority (STA) for a while, on nighttime power and pattern during the day. 

The station applied for a Silent STA in March 2021 due to equipment failure.