FM Technical Profile: WRHP


Station Name:
Elijah Radio
Frequency:
100.1
Format:
Christian Talk (Seventh Day Adventist)
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] [bird's eye] - Atop the mountain between McClellan Boulevard and US-431 (Anniston Bypass) in Anniston, east of East 30th Street.
Power (ERP):
5.4 kW
Antenna:
Directional
Antenna HAAT:
709 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
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Owner:
Anniston Seventh-Day Adventist Church
History:
This station dates back to an original construction permit first issued in October 2012 to the Anniston Seventh-Day Adventist Church, but the frequency actually goes back to the 1940's.  For more information on the history of the frequency itself, see the WHMA-FM profile page.

The original permit was to be for a fuller Class C3 signal, with 25 kW from a tower near the Longlead Botanical Gardens, near Saks and north of the present transmitter site.  In May 2017 the station was able to go up to a taller nearby mountain and decrease power while maintaining much of the same coverage.  Interestingly, this is the site of the previous incarnation on this frequency, WHMA, when it was an East Alabama 100 kW powerhouse.

The station filed a license to cover in May 2018 and began airing a Seventh-Day Adventist talk format called "Elijah Radio", which is also heard on WSJL in Bessemer.