AM Technical Profile: WSHO

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Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] [bird's eye] In the Estelle community south of Marrero.

Power (ERP):
Day: 1 kW
Night: 233 watts

Day: 2 towers [pattern - PDF]
Night: 2 towers [pattern - PDF]

Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files



Owned By:
Focal Point Media

The religious programming on this station dates back to 1982, first under the ownership of Cascade Louisiana, later Shadowlands.  The frequency goes back to the February 1951, when it was one of the city's R&B-themed broadcasters with the WBOK calls. running the same 1 kW they have now.  The station switched places with 1230 WSHO in 1962; WSHO and its show tunes/Broadway format moved here and the R&B moved to 1230.  In the late 60's the station dropped the show tunes for country, which lasted until the religious programming took hold in the early 80's.

The station was knocked off the air briefly in October 2020 by Hurricane Zeta.  It was again knocked off the air in August 2021 by Hurricane Ida, but was back on by mid-September 2021.

In mid-May 2024, it was announced that Kenner-based Focal Point Media would be purchasing the station for $130,000 from Shadowlands Communications, LLC.