FM Technical Profile: WSJL
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- Station Name:
- Elijah Radio
Christian Talk (Seventh Day Adventist)
eye] North of Bessemer. Just north of where CR-47
(Powder Plant Road) and CR-36 (Johns Road) intersect, on West
Highland Church Road.
- Power (ERP):
- 6 kW, vertical
- Antenna HAAT:
- 492 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
// WRHP Anniston, AL
- Elijah Radio,
- This station
came on the air in May of 2008. Licensed to "Harris Foundation", the
station debuted with a Christian talk format as "Family First Radio
Network".. Note that they will be utilizing 20 kW vertical, but only
10 watts (!) horizontal ERP. The antenna, at 492 feet HAAT, is down
way low on the Tuscaloosa tall tower which currently holds WDBB-TV's
analog and digital transmitters. The calls, WSJL, stand for
"We Share Jesus' Love".
- The station
went silent in late August 2008, citing undetermined noise in the
audio chain as the reason. The station sought an extension to
the CP, but that was denied in February 2009. The station
again attempted to file to go silent due to a lightning strike, but
that was dismissed in May 2009. As of May 2009 it is not known
if this station is actually silent or not.
February 2009 the station received a construction permit to drop
down to class A facilities and relicense to the Birmingham suburb of
Bessemer. It maintains a highly directional signal away from
Birmingham. Or it would it weren't silent. It appears
the station has been off the air longer than it has been on the
air. It's on the FCC's silent list as of July 2009, citing
lightning damage for being off the air.
was reported back on the air, possibly from their Bessemer
transmitter site, in the middle of November 2010. The station
is still on the FCC silent list as of February 2011, however.
In early February 2013 the station license was transferred from the
Mary V Harris Foundation to Elijah Radio (Luke and Rose
Rogers). The new owners filed a license to cover with the new
Bessemer facility in mid-August 2013 and came back on with Seventh
Day Adventist-styled Christian programming as "Elijah Radio".