FM Technical Profile: WVAS


Station Name:
-
Frequency:
90.7
Format:
Jazz, Talk, Classical
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view: view 1 | view 2 | view 3] On the campus of Alabama State University.  Just south of I-85 in central Montgomery, near the intersection Seay and Payne Streets.
Power (ERP):
80 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
348 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
HD-2: Blues, R&B, Gospel
HD-3: Contemporary R&B, Blues, Jazz
"Bama State Radio"
: PS-WVAS IN HD RADIO Time-[?] Text-WVAS-FM PTY-Jazz PI-WVAS-FM
More Information:
[FCC]
[FCCdata]
[Radio-Locator]
[Wikipedia]
[Image] Image of the station's RDS data displayed on an RDS radio in Florence, Alabama; shown are the Radio Text and PI (call sign) fields.
[Facebook] Bama State Radio Facebook page
Owner:
Alabama State University
History:
Signed on June 1984 with 25 kW from the existing tower site right in Montgomery.  Began broadcasting in HD in 2012.  In August 2013 the HD-2 subchannel, playing a mix of music including R&B and jazz, was heard on W243CS, a translator at 96.5 MHz in Montgomery.  The subchannel is run by the students and goes by the name "Bama State Radio". It swapped places with the blues and gospel subchannel sometime in 2015, possibly around the time the Bama State Radio program left the translator, which went to a religious organization.