FM Technical Profile: WQPR
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- Station Name:
- Alabama Public
- Public Radio:
NPR News, Classical, Jazz, Blues
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eye] Due west of Littleville on Waterloo Road just east of the
intersection of Indian Hills Road, along the Colbert County line.
Co-located with WFIQ-DT.
- Power (ERP):
- 20 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 430 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Facebook for Alabama Public Radio.
RDS decoded on an AT&T Insite phone in Florence, showing the
PS (station name) and PTY (format) fields, May 2019.
- University of
- This station dates back
to an original construction permit issued in 1985; the station was
licensed for 89.9 MHz with just 800 watts from the WFIQ-TV tower in
rural Colbert County. The original calls were WBTD. After
a set of changes and a permit extension, the station first came on the
air in the spring of 1988 as a relay of Alabama Public Radio's WUAL in
Tuscaloosa, with the WQPR (Quality Public Radio) calls. The
station was originally a venture between University of Alabama in
Tuscaloosa and University of North Alabama in Florence. The station
acquired HD digital radio transmissions in 2009 shortly after the
parent station's debut, but appears to have never carried any
subchannels. The conversion was paid in part by a grant from the
Corporation for Public Broadcasting.