FM Technical Profile: WUHT

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Station Name:
Hot 107
Urban Adult Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] Atop Red Mountain, on the newer multi-pronged tower.
Power (ERP):
43 kW
Antenna HAAT:
1345 feet.
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
PS-HOT 1077
Bham's Best Mix of R&B
Rhythm and Blues
AUX: 35 kW @ 803 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[Bhamwiki] History of WENN, including its time on 105.9 and now 101.9 FM.
[Image] RDS display from the station on a GMC Yukon's radio, showing the PS (station name), Radio Text and PTY (format) fields.  From January 2012.
[Image] RDS display from an Insignia portable radio in northwest Alabama, showing the Radio Text and PS (call sign) fields, from June 2017.
[Studio] Street View imagery of the Cumulus Birmingham studio facilities.
Cumulus Communications
This station had always been WENN, companion to WENN AM (then WAGG). John McClendon had started this station (as well many others, like WOKJ Jackson and WYES Tampa.) Had been R&B since the beginning in 1969. At one point, the AM and FM simulcast.  The format and calls remained until WENN was switched with "106 X", when 105.9 became WENN and 107.7 became "The X", with a modern rock format in December 1997. Citadel later applied to lower WRAX's power and move the transmitter site to Red Mountain. In March 2005 the rock format began migrating to WANZ (formerly Z 100.5, The X's main rock competitor). On the last day of March 2005, WRAX flipped to black CHR/AC as "Hot 107.7, Birmingham's home for hip hop and R&B", from their new transmitter site atop Red Mountain.  At one time, this station appeared on the HD Radio consortium's list of soon-to-be active HD broadcasters, with an old school hip-hop format slated for the HD-2.  It appears that never came to fruition and the listing was taken down in late 2014 or early 2015.