FM Technical Profile: WTYS

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Station Name:
Real Gospel 94.1
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] South of downtown on FL-73 (S Jefferson Street), southbound just before Kent Drive. Co-located with WTYS.
Power (ERP):
6 kW
Antenna HAAT:
282 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
Religious Music

More Information:
[Facebook] For The Gospel Music Connection show's host
[Studio] Street View imagery of the station's studio on Jefferson Street in Marianna.
Jimmy Adams
This station dates back to an original construction permit first issued in June 1991 to Jackson Radio, LTD.  The station was originally a modest Class A signal with 3 kW at 300 feet on 93.3 MHz and would have had the WSEJ calls.  Jackson Radio could not get the permit built out and it expired in 1994; it was reinstated (now as WBNF) and expired again, then reinstated again in 1997.  A minor modification raised the power to 4.4 kW and moved it to 94.1 MHz.  The license was transferred to Jimmy L. Adams, Jr. in 1998, and he finally got the station on the air in the summer of 2001, as WTYS-FM, companion to Adams' WTYS AM, which he bought along with the permit for this station for $250,000.

From the beginning, it's been a Southern Gospel-formatted station.  While mostly locally programmed, they also take some programs from Salem Radio, including Les Butler's Front Porch Fellowship and possibly The Old Country Church.

The station was knocked off the air by Hurricane Michael in October 2018.  They came back on the air about a month later with temporary facilities, with just 1,000 watts from what was left of the previous tower.  As part of the rebuilding process, they wound up construction a shorter tower; previously licensed for 4.4 kW at 384 feet (HAAT), the new facility is 6 kW at 282 feet.  It signed on in September 2019.