FM Technical Profile: WTOH
- Station Name:
- Top of the Hill Radio
- Progressive, College
- On the
campus of Spring Hill College, where Murray Field is today.
- Power (ERP):
- 10 watts horizontal only
- Antenna HAAT:
- 290 feet
- No information
[Website] The "TOH" moniker has
been revived for the college's internet radio station.
- Spring Hill College
- This is the second FM
station put on the air by Spring Hill College in Mobile, after public
radio WHIL-FM. WTOH (Top Of the Hill radio) signed on as a Class
D station in the summer of 1979 with 10 watts from a short pole on
campus, where the Murray Field baseball diamond now sits.
Originally on 90.5 MHz, the station appears to have started off with
an AOR (album oriented rock) format run by the students and
faculty. It later went progressive in the 80's in keeping with
college music trends of the time. The studios were in the back
of Kenny Hall originally, but moved in the early 90's moved to Moorer
Hall near the Physics Department.
- Around 1983-84 the
station moved to 105.9 MHz and increased height while remaining at 10
watts. Around 1990, many members of the station were part of a
locally known punk band called Vomit Spots. The station only ran
when students could staff it. During the late 80's and early
90's the station didn't sign on until 2 pm and would usually run to
midnight (or 2 am on Fridays and Saturdays). The station never
broadcast in stereo due to the lack of a stereo
processor/encoder. In fact, the station reportedly had no
processing at all: not on the transmitter, not on the mics, nothing! The station's license
was deleted in November of 1997, but it appears to have gone off the
air many years earlier, when a Biloxi-market station moved to 105.9 to
get a power upgrade.