FM Technical Profile: WTUP
- Station Name:
- Big 99.3
- Classic Hits
view] East of Saltillo, south of MS-363 along County Road 1451
near its intersection with County Road 1325.
- Power (ERP):
- 15.5 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 420 feet
- 60 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
Text-CHECK US OUT AT BIG993.COM
RDS display showing the station's PI (call sign) and Radio Text
fields from an Insignia portable radio.
- iHeart Radio
- Came on the air in 1976
as a 3 kW class A signal serving Booneville and the surrounding
area. Received an upgrade to 6 kW in the early 90s. Was
sold to Clear Channel by Community Broadcasting Services of
Mississippi in 2001; in 2006 they received a permit to increase power
to a class C3 level and move the transmitter site south towards
Tupelo. Prior to 2016 it was WBVV and southern gospel, but at
the end of July 2016 iHeart flipped the station to classic hits as
"Big 99.3". This format had been on AM sister station 1490 WTUP
and now the AM and FM are simulcasting. Shortly after the flip
the FM's calls also changed to WTUP-FM.