FM Technical Profile: WTUG


Station Name:
-
Frequency:
92.9
Format:
Urban Adult Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's 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:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
981 feet.
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-92.9 WTUG.com Tuscaloosa's #1 for R&B Hits and Classics Time-present  Text-92.9 WTUG.com Tuscaloosa's #1 for R&B Hits and Classics PTY-R & B
HD-2: Sports Talk "Tide 102.9"
// W265CG Tuscaloosa
// WTID Marion
HD-3/4: Classic Hits "Nick 97.5"
// W248BO Tuscaloosa
Pictures:
[satellite dishes] dishes at the base of the tower site
[tower] a view of the tower holding WTUG, WFFN and W46BU in rural Tuscaloosa county
[tower] 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.
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[Studio] Street View imagery of the Townsquare Media stations in Tuscaloosa, off Skyland Boulevard.
Owner:
Townsquare Media
History:
Before being owned by Citadel (in a deal with six other Tuscasloosa stations), it was owned by Apex Broadcasting.  Before that, Radio South Inc.  As far as anyone can remember this station has been WTUG and had a black adult targeted format.  Before the Citadel aquisition, the station went by the slogan "Power 93, T-U-G".
 
Citadel was later taken over by Cumulus.  In the spring of 2012 the entire Cumulus cluster in Tuscaloosa was acquired by Townsquare Media.  They are adding (or have added) HD in the summer of 2016, with a subchannel rebroadcasting WNPT-FM in Marion.  It's being used to feed a translator in town to help coverage with the rimshot signal of "Tide 102.9".  In mid-December 2017, Townsquare launched a classic hits format on the HD-3, pairing it with a translator and marketing it as "Nick 97.5", after the coach (Nick Saban) of Alabama Crimson Tide football.