AM Technical Profile: WTLM
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- Black Gospel
view] Co-located with Auburn Network's WANI, behind the
iHeartMedia studios on Saugagatchee Lake Road in Opelika.
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 5 kW
- 1 tower
Contour from the
FCC's Public Files
Street View imagery of the iHeartMedia studios on Saugahatchee Lake
Road in Opelika.
- Owned by iHeartMedia
- James Faulkner Sr. put this station on
the air in 1968 as a 5 kW daytimer, with the WAOA (Auburn-Opelika
Alabama) calls. It had a Country music format that lasted from
inception until the station was sold in 1985. After the sell,
the calls changed to WZMG and the format flipped to Oldies.
The station's calls changed in 1997 when it swapped calls with sister
station WTLM on 910 kHz.
By the early 2000's the station was onto a more nostalgic Standards
format as "Timeless 1520", but eventually tried a stint as Sports Talk
radio. When that didn't work, they went back to Timeless.
When that didn't work, they flipped to the satellite-fed True
Oldies Channel format run by Scott Shannon.
In May of 2014 the station, along with the entire Qantum cluster in
Auburn and West Point, Georgia, were sold to Clear Channel. The
True Oldies Channel format
was killed off at the end of June 2014; the station flipped to Classic
Country as "Classic Kicker Country", referencing their contemporary
country sister station, Kicker 97.7 WKKR.
In the early summer of 2020, the station dropped country for Black
Gospel as "Hallelujah 1520", taking on the format displaced by sister
station WZMG after it flipped to Sports Talk.