FM Technical Profile: WSTH


Station Name:
South 106
Frequency:
106.1
Format:
Mainstream country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] East of Waverly.  In the middle of a triangle formed by US-431, CR-094 and AL-147, on CR-22.
Power (ERP):
86 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
1047 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-SOUTH106 WSTH-FM 106.1 Time-unknown Text-SOUTH106 WSTH-FM 106.1 PTY-Country PI-WSTH-FM
AUX: 1.5 kW @ 73 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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[Image] Image of the RDS data being decoded on an Insignia HD portable from Baldwin County, Alabama.  Shown are the Radio Text and PI (call sign) fields.
[Studio] Street View imagery of the iHeartMedia studios in Columbus.
// W269CT Columbus, GA
Owner:
iHeartMedia
History:
Started off as WRFS-FM, simulcasting Alex City local AM WRFS-AM 1050. It was top 40 formatted and had a relatively weak signal. The transmitter was moved southeast towards Auburn, as a requisite for increasing power, which they did to enter the Columbus, Georgia market. The signal also now easily penetrates the Montgomery market, which already has enough country for any Alabama town. With the power increase/tower move, the station became WSTH, South 106. In 1999, the station changed nicknames from South 106 to Rooster 106, but no format change came with the name change.  The station later reverted back to the South moniker in early 2010.  In May of 2015, the station began being relayed on a translator at 101.7 MHz (W269CT) to improve coverage in the city of Columbus.