FM Technical Profile: WVRK


Station Name:
Rock 103
Frequency:
102.9
Format:
Rock
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] About a half mile north of the Lafayette Road (Walls Street) intersection with US-280, east of Fort Benning.
[map] [street view] About a half mile north of the Lafayette Road (Walls Street) intersection with US-280, east of Fort Benning.  One tower west of the old location. (CP)
Power (ERP):
86 kW
Beam Tilt ERP: 100 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
1581 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:PS-ROCK 103 | PURE ROCK | WWW.  ROCK103 | ONLINE | .COM Time-unknown Text-Rock 103 song / artist PTY-Rock PI-WVRK-FM
AUX: 6 kW @ 73 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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[Picture] Image showing the Radio Text and PI (call sign) RDS fields decoded on an Insignia HD radio in Baldwin County, Alabama.
[Studio] Street View imagery of the iHeartMedia studios in Columbus.
Owner:
iHeartMedia
History:
102.9 was WRBL FM, stepchild of WRBL AM 1420 and WRBL TV 3, playing easy listening albums to an audience of 7 or 8 owners of FM radios back in the 60's. In the early 80's the station was known as "V-103", WVOC-FM with a country format. In the mid 80's to flipped to Top 40 as "Kiss FM" with WNKS-FM as calls.  In September of 1989 it became WVRK and went to rock after being bought by LM Partners. It was sold in 1997 to Cumulus along with Sunny, Magic and others. Now Rooster and WDAK-AM are all Cumulus as well!  They all got sold to Clear Channel at a later date.
 
In late June 2011 the station received a construction permit for some minor modifications that would increase the antenna height slightly and change the power output from vertically polarized only to vertical and horizontal polarity with beam tilt.  That license to cover came through one month later.