FM Technical Profile: WWAV

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Station Name:
Wave 102.1
Classic Hits
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Off Hollywood Blvd, behind the VW dealer.
Power (ERP):
50 kW
Antenna HAAT:
478 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
AUX: 12 kW @ 342 feet. 60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
PS-(song/artist) 102.1 The Wave We Play Everything
PTY-Adult Hits
More Information:
[Image] Image of the RDS text display from a Mazda sedan's radio, showing the PS (station name), PTY (format) and Radio Text fields.

[Studio] Street View imagery of the Apex cluster's Fort Walton Beach studios, at Perry and Ferry and Chestnut.
JVC Media
Was at one time known as "Eagle 102.1", playing classic rock. Appears to have come on the air in December 1984 as WWAV, airing the Satellite 41 music format targeted towards middle-aged women. Was owned by Mark and Renee Carter, who now own jazz outlet WSBZ in Fort Walton Beach.  In December 2011 all the Qantum stations in the FWB market were sold to Apex.  In July 2012 the station received a construction permit to move the transmit site from Santa Rosa Beach to one of the towers along Hollywood Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach, but it was rescinded that same day.  In November 2012 the station again received a permit to move to a tower off Hollywood Boulevard, which was put online in March 2013.  Right behind it, a permit to move back to the Goldsby Road site.  In late June 2016 it was announced that the South Carolina-based Community Broadcasters, LLC, acquired the entire Apex Fort Walton radio ground for an undisclosed sum.

JVC Media purchased the Community Broadcasters cluster in Fort Walton Beach for $2.2 million.  Both companies are majority owned by the same group of investment companies.