FM Technical Profile: WUWF

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Station Name:
Talk, Classical, Jazz: NPR affiliate.
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Just north of US 98 halfway between Gulf Breeze and state 87. Co-located with WPAN-DT.
Power (ERP):
100 kW
Antenna HAAT:
614 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
  Increased power: 4%
HD-PTY: News
HD-2: Classical 24
HD-PTY: Classical
HD-3: Radio Reading Service
"SightLine Radio Reading Service"
HD-PTY: [blank]
PS-WUWF online at
See WUWF online at
AUX: 7.5 kW @ 96 feet, 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[Picture] Image of the RDS text display of an Insignia HD portable radio, showing the PI (call sign) and Radio Text.
[Picture] Image of the RDS display of a Madza sedan's radio, showing the PS (station name), Radio Text and PTY (format) fields.
Board of Regents, University of West Florida
This station was put on the air by the University of West Florida as a public radio outlet with news, classical and jazz programming in January 1981. 

The station's HD-2 originally hosted eXponential radio, and later a mix of BBC news and folk/alternative music.  That was dropped after Alabama Public Radio bought WHIL in Mobile, which reduced the amount of classical heard on that station.  The HD signal got a boost in power in the summer of 2014.
The station was taken off the air on 2 July 2017 when a power surge from a transformer zapped the transmitter.  From 9 July 2017 onwards, the station has been running on a backup transmitter brought to the site.  It used the existing antenna but operating at only 2400 watts with no HD capability.  A new transmitter was fitted in early to mid August.  The station was back on full power by early September 2017.