FM Technical Profile: WUWF


Station Name:
-
Frequency:
88.1
Format:
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:
Omnidirectional
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 wuwf.org
Time-?
Text-
See WUWF online at wuwf.org
PTY-
Information
PI-WUWF-FM
AUX: 7.5 kW @ 96 feet, 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
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[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.
Owner:
Board of Regents, University of West Florida
History:
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.