FM Technical Profile: WWFA


Station Name:
Kiss FM
Frequency:
102.7
Format:
Contemporary Hit Radio
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] On the north side of AL-184 (2nd Street), between County Line Road and CR-67 (Hatton School Road).
Power (ERP):
10 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
463 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
More Information:
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[Studio] Street View imagery of the station's Florence studios, on US-72.
Owner:
George S Flinn
History:
Possibly the only new commercial-band construction permit issued in Alabama in 2008.  George S Flinn, Jr., who operates several Memphis stations, is the listed owner.  The station is reported to be in a LMA with an unknown party.
 
This station was reported on air August 30th, 2010, with only basic ID.  The station may be in a testing or stunting phase.  Reports are that the ID was mispronouncing the city of license early on.  It's "Saint Floor-een" not "Saint Flor-ee-an".  That issue was fixed a few days after launch.  The musical debut was adult album alternative, which played through all of September and most of October.  Towards Halloween the station was reported playing a loop of Alan Jackson's "Gone Country", but that was soon switched off with Herman's Hermits' "Henry VIII".  Later on a MashMaticians song was looped before going back to the country song.  Later, the song loop included a larger selection of KISS songs, followed by a robot voice countdown.  At zero, a brief blurb announcing a new station for the Shoals was read in a really bad Casey Kasem impersonation, who slammed the other pop music station in town before going into the MashMaticians song from earlier ("Like a G6").  For Thanksgiving 2015, the station plans to go all-Christmas, but only for the 48 hours of Thanksgiving and Black Friday.