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 kW
- Critical hours:
- Day: 1 tower,
- 0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's
Gulf Coast News Today story about the Buddy Tucker stations
in Mobile shutting down in November 2020.
Owned by UM Enterprise, LLC
- 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
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 were operated by his widow, Levaughn
The station had been reported off the air as of mid-November 2020;
around that time it was also announced that the station, along with
WMOB, would cease operations permanently due to Levaughn Tucker's
advanced age and inability to see to day-to-day operations, as well
as that of veteran station employee Debby Day. A Silent
Special Temporary Authority (STA) was not filed until February 2021,
however. The station returned to the air briefly in November
2021 to keep the license active.
In April 2022, it was announced that UM Enterprise, LLC (Dave
Minard) would be acquiring WTOF And WMOB from Buddy Tucker
Associates for just $100.