AM Technical Profile: WRAB
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- Classic Country
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
- 1 tower
Groundwave Service Contour
from the FCC's Public Files
Street View imagery of the station's office space on Highway 231
next to The Arab Tribune newspaper.
- Owned by Reed
// W296DM Arab
- 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.