FM Technical Profile: WVFG

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Station Name:
V 107.5
Hip-Hop, Gospel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] South of Uniontown about 4 miles on CR-53, on the east side of the highway.
Power (ERP):
6 kW
Antenna HAAT:
328 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
[Alternate Website]
[Article] Story from the Selma Times-Journal on the fire that destroyed the station in June of 2004.
[Article] Story from the Demopolis Times about the return of the station to the air in June of 2004.
[Street View] Image of the shared WVFG/WBFZ studios.
License deleted 04-06-2012, re-instated 04-22-2016
Charles E. Jones, Jr.
This station has had a troubled history.  It dates back to an original construction permit granted in 1991 to Union Broadcasting Associates, on 107.5 MHz, as a Class A with 1.45 kW.   Before going on the air, the permit was transferred to James Wilson III, in 1992, for $5,000.  It appears the station didn't get on the air until the Spring of 1995, but when it did sign on, it was a full 6 kW signal.  The format isn't known, as it was listed as "not on the air" in the Broadcasting Yearbook editions from that decade.  Charles E. Jones, Jr. acquired the station for $70,000 in May 1997.  It's likely it's always had a mix of Gospel and Hip Hop music.

In the summer of 2004, a fire that was suspected as arson destroyed both the office and transmitter for the station.  The station's owner was able to get back on the air via a low powered donated transmitter.  The ownership never filed anything with the FCC about this, however.  The license was cancelled in June 2005 when the station failed to file a renewal on time, resulting in a fine. 

In April 2012, the FCC again cancelled the license for the station for failing to renew on time.  This also resulted in a fine.  When the FCC re-instated the license in April 2016, the station was reported on-air but with a weaker than normal signal.  That lasted until August 2016, when a normal signal was reported.

In February 2021, the FCC once again fined the station ($3,000) for failing to renew its license on time.  In this instance, the station was only partly tardy so the license wasn't actually cancelled.

In August 2023 the FCC initiated an order to pay or show cause over unpaid regulatory fees totaling less than $2,000.