FM Technical Profile: WTGZ
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- Station Name:
- Tiger 93.9
About a half mile south of US-29 and CR-47 in the Davisville
Community of Macon County, along the east side of US-29.
- Power (ERP):
- 12.5 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 472 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- This station
started off at 100.9 MHz and featured AC and oldies with WQSI
calls.. When WALX in Selma upped its power to 50kW, this station
applied for the frequency change to 94.1 MHz. It was granted but
(supposedly) the owners couldn't afford the transmitter adjustments
to switch frequencies and went dark for over 10 years before finally
returning to the air as WSFU. In June 2003, the station changed back
to its original calls, WQSI. In the fall of 2003 the station went
dark again after being bought by the owners of WACQ-AM in Tallasee.
A billboard in front of the WACQ studios mentions "South 94.1"
coming soon during the Fall of 2003. In December 2003, the station
finally comes on the air with a classic country format and the
"South 94.1" slogan.
- Early 2004 has
this station applying for a move to 93.9, to try to escape short
spacing issues during a coverage upgrade. The target for a channel
move is September 1st.
The station finally finished its move to 93.9 in on
November 1st. It retains the same calls and format, now
as "South 93.9". For a while, a translator on the same channel in
Montgomery wasn't shut off, mixing hip hop music and country on the
same channel in the city!
- In mid
December 2005 the station changed slogans to "93.9 The Eagle" with
the same calls and format. In the early summer of 2006 the station
began tweaking their format, adding more new country along with the
classic country. That apparently didn't last, as the station
is reported in May 2009 to be back to (mostly) classic country.
early July 2010 it was announced that Tiger would be swapping
frequencies of their two properties, moving the "Tiger" alt rock
format to 93.9 and the classic country "Eagle" to 95.9. The
swap happened on the 12th of July, 2010. Just
before the swap, the classic country began showing up on
Montgomery-area translator DW296AI at 107.1 MHz.