FM Technical Profile: WQSB

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Station Name:
Mainstream Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view] Several miles east of Mountainboro, east of Leeth Gap Cutoff Road, on the south side of John L Gap Road.
Power (ERP):
2.7 kW
Antenna HAAT:
1,001 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[Studio] Street View imagery of the WQSB and WAVU studios on US-431 in Albertville.
Sand Mountain Broadcasting
Started as WAVU-FM in 1950 by WAVU-AM. In more recent history, they were one of the first stations in the state to utilize RDS, but it is currently inactive. At one point they were a class C station with 100,000 watts, but in 2000 they received a permit to lower power to just 2.7 kW with a directional antenna.  This was likely to accommodate Clear Channel in the Atlanta market, who moved a station from 105.5 in Carrollton to 105.3 in Bowden, with a big power increase.   WQSB supposedly stands for "Quality Stereo Broadcasters".