FM Technical Profile: WXFL
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- Station Name:
- Kix 96
Between CR-50 and CR-50, west of AL-101 in Lauderdale County.
- Power (ERP):
- 20.5 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 781 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- // WLVS-FM
PS-Today's best country and the legends [artist/song]
Legal ID snippet (17 sec., 221 KB)
bit of a weather forecast and the opening intro to the Street Party
program (45 sec., 564 KB)
RDS decoded on an AT&T Insite phone in Florence, May 2019.
Street View imagery of the Big River Broadcasting house on Chestnut
Avenue in Florence; behind the station are some auxiliary antennas
and studio-to-transmitter dishes.
- This station
was spawned by Benny Carle Broadcasting's WBCF 1240 AM in
1992. At sign on, the station transmitted from the ridge south
of Tuscumbia, near where Cut Off Road and Milk Springs Road
meet. The power was 2.45 kW. At launch, the station
tried an Adult Contemporary format, to compete with crosstown rival
WQLT. Unfortunately, WQLT had established presence and a much bigger signal, so by
1995, the station was doing Big Band and Standards, while the
license was voluntarily transferred to the competitors at Big River
Broadcasting. Under their ownership, they re-launched it with
Contemporary Country as "Kix 96", and it's held the same format ever
An attempt to transfer the license to Omni Broadcasting company in
1997 appears to have never come to fruition.
The station signed on from a new transmitter location east of the
Quad Cities, with more power, in the summer of 2000. This
helps them better cover the Athens and Decatur areas.
The station celebrated its 20th anniversary in 2015 by handing out
$20 bills to random Kix 96 listeners across the Florence area.