AM Technical Profile: WRAB


Frequency:
1380
Format:
Classic Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Northeast of Arab on AL-69 (Guntersville Road), near Copeland Road and the Brown Funeral Chapel.
Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
Night: 49 watts
Antenna:
1 tower
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
[FCC]
[FCCdata.org]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Studio] Street View imagery of the station's office space on Highway 231 next to The Arab Tribune newspaper.
Owned by Reed Broadcasting
// W296DM Arab
History:
This station dates back to the fall of 1961. It's always run 1 kW days and always had the WRAB calls.  Original ownership was Marshall County Broadcasting Company and the format has always been country music of some sort, often with religious programs mixed in.  In 1987 the station was sold to Arab Broadcasting Company, Inc., headed by Kerry Rich.  There were a couple of other ownership changes in the 2000s, and now it's in the hands of Reed Broadcasting, who airs a classic country format.  The company acquired a construction permit for a new translator to rebroadcast the AM in January, 2018.