AM Technical Profile: WTLM
- Classic Country
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 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 again when it swapped calls with sister station WTLM on 910
kHz. By the early 2000's the station was on a more nostalgic
format as "Timeless 1520", but eventually tried a stint as sports
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.