FM Technical Profile: WQPR

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Station Name:
Alabama Public Radio
Public Radio: NPR News, Classical, Jazz, Blues
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view | alt. view] [bird's 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
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
HD (inactive 04-2015)
More Information:
[Facebook] Facebook for Alabama Public Radio.
[Image] RDS decoded on an AT&T Insite phone in Florence, showing the PS (station name) and PTY (format) fields, May 2019.
[Aircheck] APR top of the hour legal ID, featuring all the stations' call signs, read by various individuals.  32 seconds, 535 kb, M4A format.
// WUAL Tuscaloosa
// WHIL Mobile
// WAPR Selma
University of Alabama
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.