FM Technical Profile: WUHT
- Station Name:
- Hot 107
- Urban Adult
Atop Red Mountain, on the newer multi-pronged tower.
- Power (ERP):
- 43 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 1345 feet.
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- :PS-HOT 1077 Time-yes
Text-Today's Best Mů PTY-R&B PI-WUHT-FM
History of WENN, including its time on 105.9 and now 101.9 FM.
RDS display from the station on a GMC Yukon's radio, showing the PS
(station name), Radio Text and PTY (format) fields. From
RDS display from an Insignia portable radio in northwest Alabama,
showing the Radio Text and PS (call sign) fields, from June 2017.
Street View imagery of the Cumulus Birmingham studio facilities.
- 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.