FM Technical Profile: WQZZ

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Station Name:
Urban R&B
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view]
Power (ERP):
113 watts
6 kW
Antenna HAAT:
154 feet
266 feet (CP)
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (CP)
More Information:
// WWPG Eutaw
// WMXB Tuscaloosa
// W297BJ Tuscaloosa
Mildred R. Porter
This station received its original construction permit on 4 December 2009 and filed a license to cover three years to the day later, signing on with an Classic R&B format.  Shortly afterwards, in January 2013, the permit was changed to increase antenna height by about 100 feet.  The station's construction permit nearly expired before the station was put on, and when they signed on, they applied for a license to cover with just 113 watts from 154 feet.  In mid-February 2016 the station received a construction permit to increase power to 6 kW from the antenna height they were originally supposed to be at.  That permit expired unbuilt in February 2019, but an exact replacement was filed within days.
As of July 2017, the station appears to be in a four-way simulcast with WMXB Tuscaloosa and its translator, as well as WWPG Eutaw.

The permit for 6 kW from a higher antenna height was allowed to expire, unbuilt, in February 2019.  The station re-applied for that same facility immediately afterwards but it appears it was either denied or never granted.

The permit was reapplied for again, this time in August 2022.  It was granted by the FCC at the end of the month.