AM Technical Profile: WPUQ404
- 1610, 530
- City of Hoover
traffic and information station
- 100 Municipal
Drive, Near City Hall, off of Highway 31 and I-459, Hoover in
2020 Valleydale Road, Hoover in Shelby County.
- Power (ERP):
- 10 watts
- A low power
station operated by the city of Hoover to provide traffic and
tourist information for people in the Riverchase Galleria area of
- This station came
on the air mid-December 2002 running a short loop of public
information clips about the city of Hoover, interspersed with
phoned-in traffic updates. The traffic updates come about once an
hour, which means the information can be outdated and not very
useful with the ever-changing traffic flow on US 31 at the Galleria.
The coverage seems to be pretty good for a TIS (travellers
information station), with a listenable signal extending into
Vestavia Hills to the north, Valleydale Road in Pelham to the south,
Highway 150 and I-459 to the west and I-65 and I-459 to the
east. The station originally ID'ed as WNEN610, but then was
listed as WPTV364. The calls recently changed to WPUQ404. When the
recorded information isn't being broadcast, NOAA weather radio fills
in the gaps. There is also an authorization to broadcast on 530 kHz.
- Information for
TIS facilities is provided by the Land Mobile Branch of the Wireless
Telecommunications Bureau, and not the Mass Media division. A
ULS (universal licensing system) lookup can be performed by clicking
on the callsign above.