FM Technical Profile: WVMB-LP
- Station Name:
- The Voice of Madison
- [map] At the end of what appears to
be a residential street, Bartlett Road, just off Old US Highway 31
(AL-251), northeast of Athens.
- Power (ERP):
- 41 watts
- Antenna HAAT:
- 151 feet
- 60 dBu protected
contour map, from the FCC.
- Madison Baptist Church,
- This is one of the
older LPFM stations in Alabama, having received its initial
construction permit in November of 2002. According to Wikipedia,
the station was constructed and went on air for testing as early as
May 2004, but records indicate they did file a license to cover until
June, 2005. Although the station is licensed to Madison, and
Madison Baptist Church is in the city of Madison on Rauch Road, the
station transmits from just outside of Athens and does not put a city
grade signal anywhere near the church or the city of Madison.
In 2018 the station sought to move to a less crowded frequency, but
that application was dismissed in February 2019.