FM Technical Profile: WPIL

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Station Name:
Radio With A Difference
Classic Country, Gospel, Bluegrass
Transmitter Location:
[map] About a mile south of I-20, just north of CR-84, north of Lake Cleburne. About 2˝ miles southeast of the city of Heflin.
Power (ERP):
1 kW
Antenna HAAT:
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[YouTube] A promotional video about the radio station.
Down The Hill Communications
This station signed on in early September 2003 with a country variety format, including bluegrass and gospel music.  In August 2007 the station was silenced when lightning struck the tower and caused it to collapse.  They resumed operations from a temporary site soon thereafter and was back to full power by the start of May, 2008.  The station now broadcasts from a studio in Heflin.  In June 2015 the station was sold for $1 to Down The Hill Communications, a non-profit religious organization (that, oddly, lists itself as a “non-prophet organization” in its FCC filing) based in Opelika, Alabama.  That sale was finally consummated in October 2015.