FM Technical Profile: WTGZ


Station Name:
Tiger 93.9
Frequency:
93.9
Format:
Alternative Rock
Transmitter Location:
[map] 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:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
472 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
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Owner:
Tiger Communications
History:
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.
 
In 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.