FM Technical Profile: WTUG
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- Station Name:
- Urban Adult
eye] Between Moundville and Tuscaloosa off Alabama
69. Near the Center Cemetery, off Jones Camp Road, just south of
CR-1 (Rosser Road). Co-located with WJMY-CD and WFFN.
- Power (ERP):
- 100 kW.
- Antenna HAAT:
- 981 feet.
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
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- HD-2: Sports Talk
// W265CG Tuscaloosa
HD-3: Soft Oldies "97.5 MeTV-FM"
// W248BO Tuscaloosa
HD-4: Classic Rock "Rock 016.3"
// W267CZ Tuscaloosa
// W292DU Tuscaloosa
// WMHZ Holt
dishes] dishes at the base of the tower site
a view of the tower holding WTUG, WFFN and W46BU in rural Tuscaloosa
the tower base with information on the TBN-owned LPTV station W46BU
- How's the Signal?
- Signal is good
over most all of Jefferson and Shelby counties. Weakest east of
downtown Birmingham, signal fades quickly going east on I-20 or
north on I-59.
- More Information:
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Street View imagery of the Townsquare Media stations in Tuscaloosa,
off Skyland Boulevard.
- Townsquare Media
- Radio South,
Inc., owners of AM station WTUG on 790 kHz, was granted a
construction permit for a new FM station in September 1977.
After an extension and some technical changes, the station signed on
in early 1979 on 92.7 MHz, with 3 kW from an antenna located on at
the current site listed above. The studios were at 142 Skyland
Boulevard, where they remain to this day. When the station
signed on, it simulcast the AM part-time. The station has
always had a black-oriented format, carrying the AM's Urban Adult
Contemporary torch for a while, then doing straight-up Urban
Contemporary before settling back to Urban Adult Contemporary when
the AM went to a religious format.
The station received a permit to increase power to 100 kW in 1991
from the existing tower site, and that signed on at the end of
1991. During this era, the station's slogan was "Power 93
Radio South eventually morphed into Apex Broadcasting. Apex
sold their Tuscaloosa cluster of six stations to Citadel in
2005. Citadel sold the cluster to Townsquare Media in the
spring of 2012.
In the summer of 2018, the station started broadcasting in HD, with
a subchannel rebroadcasting Sports Talk station WNPT-FM. The
HD-2 channel was being used to feed a translator in town for better
coverage from the rimshot in Marion. Townsquare launched a
Classic Hits format in mid-December 2018 on the HD-3 channel,
feeding a translator as "Nick 97.5" after Alabama head coach Nick
It was observed in June 2021 that the HD-4 had switched from airing
Nick 97.5 (which was already on the HD-3) to a simulcast of the
Holt-licensed AM and translator Classic Rock "Rock 106.3" WMHZ.
In late January 2022, Townsquare dropped the Classic Hits "Nick
97.5" format for Soft Oldies "MeTV-FM". The MeTV FM format
originated in Chicago from the MeTV OTA retro TV channel.