FM Technical Profile: WTVY
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- Station Name:
[street view: tower
At the WTVY studios and old TV tower, east of Dothan. On the
south side of AL-52 just east of the town of Webb.
- Power (ERP):
- 100 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1,059 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- :PS-955 WTVY YOUR COUNTRY Time-Present
Text-Your Country 955 WTVY PTY-Country
3 kW @ 591 feet. 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC. (CP)
Street View imagery of the Gulf South studios on US-231 in Dothan.
- Gulf South
- This station
was MOR formatted until 1972, when owner Charles Woods abruptly
changed the format to country after reading an trade magazine
article on the future of country radio. WTVY (allegedly standing for
'Wonderful To Visit You') had a lock on country music in the Dothan
market despite weak signal competition from WLWI in Montgomery and
WPAP in Panama City, but has since lost market ground after in town
station WDJR flipped to country in 1992.
- In July 2008 it
was reported that all but one of the station's staff walked out of
their jobs. Most apparently headed to a cross-town rival radio
Broadcasting sold the station to Gulf South in 2011, putting both of
Dothan's country outlets under the same ownership. In early
December 2011 the WDJR staff are said to be moving to WTVY and WDJR
will debut a new format in the new year.