FM Technical Profile: WVBC-LP

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Station Name:
Hip-Hop, School Information
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] [bird's eye] Atop the the Holbrook Avenue water tower, between 18th and 19th Streets in Bessemer.
Power (ERP):
12 watts
Antenna HAAT:
279 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
Bessemer City Schools
This station was created by the Bessemer City Schools to provide information and services to the parents of students attending Bessemer City Schools.  The license to cover for this station was filed on 28 August 2014 but as of that time, it was unclear if the station was actually on air or not.  In addition to providing information and educational opportunities for city students, the station is also said to be airing Hip-Hop music geared towards parents during non-school use dayparts.  The station received a construction permit in March of 2015 which will see a decrease in power from 100 to just 12 watts, but with a bump in height as the antenna moves from the City Schools building downtown to the Holbrook Avenue water tower, which is partly up the side of Ishkooda Mountain.  The height will increase from just 50.5 feet to 279 feet HAAT.