FM Technical Profile: WTYS
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- Station Name:
- Real Gospel
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
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
For The Gospel Music Connection show's host
Street View imagery of the station's studio on Jefferson Street in
- 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.