FM Technical Profile: WRTR
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- Station Name:
- Talk Radio
- Talk, News
view] Along Crescent Road, at Hammer Lane, in Holt.
Co-located with WMHZ.
- Power (ERP):
- 25 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 269 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
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Street View imagery of the iHeartMedia studios in downtown
- Originally was
WACT FM, contemporary country companion of WACT AM. (ACT standing
for Alabama Crimson Tide). Became WRTR when Capstar Broadcasting
bought the station and sent in (then) Gadsden morning show hosts
Rick and Bubba to "take over" the station. They played Sweet Home
Alabama continuously for about oh... Six years... Before settling in
on a straight up rock format.
- WRTR will be
moving down the dial and down the road as part of a massive radio
restructuring that will allow WENN (Trussville) to better cover the
city of Birmingham. The station will be relicesed to Brookwood and
move to 105.9, with a power increase, lowered antenna height and a
directional antenna. The transmitter site is shown to be at the
corner of 20th St. NE and 39th Ave. NE in the
Holt community of Tuscaloosa.
- Testing of the
new facilities was heard on Sunday morning, August 29th 2005,
simulcasting WENN-FM, Hallelujah FM. The official flip
occurred on the first of September.
longtime rock format of the station was apparently dropped at the
start of May '09 to simulcast AM news/talker WACT, as "Talk radio
105-9". In July 2009 the station was reported to be
simulcasting WERC in Birmingham, which picked up ex-rocker WVVB
licensed to Hoover. The simulcast either didn't last or was a
case of mistaken identity, because in late September 2009 the
station was observed to be running a slightly different program
schedule than WERC in Birmingham. In May 2015 the station received a
construction permit to move the antenna site east a few miles of
Holt, with basically the same technical parameters, albeit with a
slighter stronger null to the west in the directional antenna.
That facility signed on in late September 2015.