AM Technical Profile: WOZK

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Frequency:
900
Format:
Oldies/Classic Hits
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] West of Ozark, north of AL-27 on Rebecca Lane.  Co-located with WOAB.
Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
Night: 70 watts
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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Simulcasts with WOAB-FM Ozark, AL
Owned by Dockins Communications
History:
This station dates back to an original construction permit issued in 1951 to Ozark Broadcasting Corporation, for a 1 kW daytime only station on 900 kHz.  When it signed on in 1953, it was transmitting from the same site it uses today, with a Collins 20V transmitter.  It has always had the WOZK call sign.

The station launched WOAB on FM in 1963.

Going back to the mid-70's, the station had an Adult Contemporary format.  It lasted for a surprisingly long time, only changing to an Adult Standards format sometime in the mid-2000's. At this time, the FM and AM were simulcasting and may have been the last stations in the state with a true Standards format.

The station was reported silent in February 2015, due to damage from a lightning strike.  In March 2015, station owne Julian "J.B." Brown passed away.

It was announced that Dockins Communications would purchase the station and WOAB in May 2021, for $125,000.