FM Technical Profile: WTVY


Station Name:
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Frequency:
95.5
Format:
Country
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view: tower | sign] 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:
Omni
Antenna HAAT:
1,059 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-955 WTVY YOUR COUNTRY Time-Present Text-Your  Country 955 WTVY PTY-Country PI-WTVY-FM
AUX: 3 kW @ 591 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (CP)
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[Studio] Street View imagery of the Gulf South studios on US-231 in Dothan.
Owner:
Gulf South Broadcasting
History:
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.
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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 company.
 
Magic 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.