FM Technical Profile: WVOB

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Station Name:
Tri-States Gospel



Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] About a half mile west of the intersection of Ross Clark Circle with South Oates Street (US-231), behind the Hyundai car dealer.

Power (ERP):
3 kW
200 watts (STA)

Antenna HAAT:
318 feet

Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.

More Information:


[Studio] Street View imagery of the station's office/studio space on Highway 29 in Dothan.

Bethany Bible College & B.T.S. Inc.

WVOB (Voice of Bethany) signed on in October 1989, put on the air by Bethany Bible College.  The station signed on from a tower off Southgate Road south of Ross Clark Circle, with 2.5 kW.  From the beginning it has always had some form of Religious programming.

In March 2019 the station received a permit to move to a tower on Cowarts Road, where WAGF-FM is located.  The move comes with a slight decrease in antenna height, but the same power. 

In June 2022, the station filed a second Construction Permit with the same technical details as the previous one, only with slightly changed coordinates.  In early July 2022, the station filed a Silent STA (Special Temporary Authority) citing loss of tower site and lack of finances.  In September 2022, they renewed the Silent STA and also concurrently filed a modification to the Construction Permit, changing from the WAGF-FM tower to the WESP tower off Ross Clark Circle on the southwestern side of Dothan.

An updated STA was filed on 9 April 2024. It stated that the construction permit was built but that the used transmitted they installed had failed.  It also noted that they resumed operations with a 200 watt temporary low power transmitter on 5 September 2022 from the CP site but failed to notify the commission.  As of the start of May 2024, both the license to cover for the CP and the STA remain pending with the FCC, but the station is presumed to still be operating with the 200 watt transmitter.