FM Technical Profile: WVMB-LP

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Station Name:
The Voice of Madison Baptist
Transmitter Location:
[mapAt 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
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
Madison Baptist Church, Inc.
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.