FM Technical Profile: WRJL
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- Station Name:
- Southern Gospel
view] Along county road 55-E, just north of the Cullman-Morgan
- Power (ERP):
- 25 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 318 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- More Information:
- ROJO, Inc.
- This station
dates back to an original construction permit issued in May 1996 to
ROJO, Inc. (Rolland and Jo French, a husband and wife team), for a
class A station on 99.9 MHz licensed to Eva. The original permit was
for 6 kW at 328 feet HAAT (Height Above Average Terrain) from a site
about 2 miles southeast of Eva, along County Road 55-E, just north
of the Cullman-Morgan County line. A license to cover for this
facility was filed in November 1999, and the station debuted with
the same Southern Gospel format it has today. The owners' daughter
Amy French Holland is (or was) a DJ at the station.
In 2003, the station sought an upgrade to 25 kW from their existing
tower site, with a very slightly lower antenna height. In
2004, Rolland died, leaving Jo to continue operating the
station. It's likely that the permit from 2003 was never built
out, as an identical one was filed in 2004. It's unclear from FCC
records whether either of these was granted or not.
The station was granted a construction permit in January 2006 to
upgrade to 20 kW at 318 feet. A license to cover for that
permit was filed in February 2009. The increased power gave
them better reach into Huntsville, although it remains a rimshot
signal in that market.
Joi French retired from operating the station in 2020. She
passed away in June 2022. In August 2023 control of ROJO, Inc.
was passed to Randall Edward French.