FM Technical Profile: WTWX

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Station Name:
Country, Talk, Sports
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] On Wyeth Mountain, at the intersection of Wyeth Mountain Road and Wyeth Rock Road.
Power (ERP):
10.5 kW
Antenna HAAT:
515 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[Facebook] Page for the station
[Facebook] Sports-only page for the station
[Studio] 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.
Guntersville 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.