AM Technical Profile: WTOF
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view] East of US-31/AL-59 in eastern Bay Minette, on S White
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 10
- Critical hours:
- Day: 1 tower,
- 0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's
- WBCA Bay
Minette signed on in 1957 at 1150 kHz; Wikipedia
lists ownership at this time as Southwest Alabama Broadcasting
Company. It was apparently later owned by prominent
local politician James Faulkner. The calls stand for
"Wonderful Baldwin County Alabama". The station received a
power upgrade in 1967 to 10,000 watts, along with a move to the
current 1110 kHz frequency.
Faulkner went on to sit on the board of Faulkner University, to
which this station was transferred in 1986.
station has had a variety of formats over the years: country-oldies,
easy listening, contemporary country and adult contemporary.
In 1998 it was sold to the owners of Atmore's WYDH; it then began
simulcasting their "Eagle 105.9" country format, along with
Robertsdale's AM station. As part of this three way simulcast
(trimulcast?) the station was a party to several more formats:
rhythmic oldies "Boss 1110 AM", classic country, southern gospelů In
the summer of 2006 the station started simulcasting WABF Fairhope
and their nostalgia format.
station was acquired in 2006 by Buddy Tucker Associates, who runs
WMOB Mobile. A few days after Thanksgiving in 2006, the
station changed calls to WTOF (Tower Of Faith) and picked up an all
syndicated religious programming format.
Tucker passed away in mid-December 2017; the stations he ran
including this one continue to be operated by his widow, Levaughn