FM Technical Profile: WTID
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- Station Name:
- Oldies 101.7
view] Just inside the Graceville city limits, southwest of the
intersection of FL-2 and Ezell Rd.
- Power (ERP):
- 6 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 328 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- More Information:
From the Jackson County Floridian
on the storm damage to the radio station, with pictures.
Street View imagery for the station's studio on US-90 in Marianna.
// WTOT Marianna, FL
- Jackson Radio
- GFR, Inc. was
granted a construction permit for a new FM radio station in the
Marianna, Florida area in December 1990. The Class A facility
was granted for 102.1 MHz, licensed to Graceville. GFR, Inc.
could not get the station built out in time, and despite several
extensions of time to complete the project, the permit
expired. In 1994, they re-applied and got another permit, and
then modified it for 6 kW on 101.7 MHz. The station finally
signed on as WYDA in December 1996, six years after the first
construction permit was issued. The format was Adult
By the year 2000, the station was trying its hand as a CHR
(Contemporary Hit Radio) format. That only lasted a few years;
in 2002 the station flipped to a simulcast of sister station WTOT
and its Citadel satellite-fed "Timeless Standards" Big
Band/Standards music format. With the format change, the call
sign changed to WTOT-FM. This marks the second station to have
those calls. The original WTOT-FM is now WJAQ and owned by a
different company. The station may have tried a (short-lived)
stint as News/Talk around 2007, but was back to Standards again
within a year or so.
When Citadel announced the end of their satellite-fed programming
choices, the AM and FM stations had to find something new. The
owners opted for Religious programming, which debuted in early
February 2010. Also gone was the long-running six day a week
R&B show hosted by local musician Melvin "Smokehouse"
Moore. The religious programming didn't last; after a few
years they tried Oldies music as "Oldies 101.7". It later
morphed to more a Classic Hits format by February 2015. It's
possible that during this period, the station simulcast WTOT
The license was transferred from MFR, Inc. to Jackson Radio Group in
April 2015. The oldies format as of January 2017 is reported
to be Westwood One's "Good Time Oldies" feed. In early
February 2017, the AM and FM along with WJAQ were all knocked off
the air due to storm damage to the AM transmitter tower, from a line
of severe thunderstorms. The tower was replaced in May 2017,
and the station was back on before that month was up.
In the summer of 2019, a lawn maintenance crewman ran into the tower
and knocked it down, taking the station off the air.
The station was reported back on the air in May 2020 with Oldies
music. In August 2020, the call sign changed to WTID. This
call sign had previously been camped out on a station in Thomaston,
Alabama, before it was moved over to WTOT's AM sister station, where
it lived for a short time before moving here.