FM Technical Profile: WTWX
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- Station Name:
- Country, Talk,
view] On Wyeth Mountain, at the intersection of Wyeth Mountain
Road and Wyeth Rock Road.
- Power (ERP):
- 10.5 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 515 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
[Facebook] Page for
Sports-only page for the station
2008 Street View imagery shows the studio, along the banks of Lake
Guntersville; this area has since been redeveloped to house a Publix
Shopping Center next door.
Broadcasting Corporation (Sylvia Jackson)
- This station
was put on the air by Gunterville Broadcasting Corporations WGSV AM,
signing on in August of 1969. Originally, the station operated
as a Class A signal, with 3 kW at 300 feet. The transmitter
used was a Collins 831D, feeding a Collins 4-bay 37CP-4 model
antenna located atop Wyeth Mountain.
The Broadcasting Yearbook does not have format information
for this station prior to the 1980's, so it's unknown if the station
simulcast the AM or not until around 1987, when it was being listed
as a Country and Western music station. To this day, it has
maintained a Country music format.
In 1994, the station received a boost in coverage when it built a
taller tower on Wyeth Mountain, boosting power to 10.4 kW in the
process. In the Street View link (above) you can see the original
tower in front of the newer, taller one, with what appears to be the
original four-bay FM antenna still on it.