AM Technical Profile: WXKD
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- Urban Contemporary
Located just east of the town of Luverne, between US-29 and Glenwood
Road. Near the intersection of North Franklin Road and W Road.
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 450 watts
- Critical Hours:
- 1 tower
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WKXK Pine Hill, AL
// WKXN Fort Deposit, AL
// W231DF Montgomery, AL
// W296DZ Troy, AL
- This station was
originally on 1510, but moved to 930 for more daytime coverage.
Before the calls changed to WEZZ in July 2007, this was WYNI.
The station had a pending application in 2007/8 for a move to the
New Orleans suburb of Harahan, with an 11kW directional daytime-only
signal on 1190 kHz. It is being reported that this station has
been off the air since being purchased by Brantley Broadcast
application to move to Harahan never came to fruition, and a
construction permit popped up in April 2009 for the station to move
to 920 kHz, with a move to Brantley, Alabama. The transmitter site
is just east of Luverne and is the (for now) current home of WAOQ;
the permit shows just 450 watts day and critical hours. As
part of this move, FM station WAOQ, licensed to Brantley, will move
to Troy, licensed to the community of Goshen. For THAT to
happen, FM outlet WGZZ currently licensed to Dadeville will drop
their request to relicense to Waverly on 100.3 MHz, and instead
re-license to Waverly but on 94.3 MHz. As of 2008, WAOQ has a
permit to move to Goshen; WGZZ made its change in April 2010. The
construction permit for WEZZ to move to 920 was published in the
Federal Register in February 2014. The WAOQ permit to move to Goshen
expired in 2012 and a new one was applied for in May of 2015.
Perhaps one day, before we all die and meet our maker, this station
may actually move to Brantley and return to the air. The
station has been on the FCC's silent list since February
- Is it the end times?
A filing in February 2016 for a license to cover indicates that this
station is, at long last, finally on the air on 920 kHz from the
Luverne transmitter site. For how long, though, is anyone's
guess. Format is not known at this time, but the last known
format before all the eons of silence was talk. The license to
cover was finally granted in May 2017.
The station was granted a construction permit for a new FM translator
companion in April 2018, and it filed a license to cover in May
2018. Two months later in July, it was granted a minor
modification to move down one channel to 106.3 MHz, and boost power to
In the spring of 2020, the station changed calls from WEZZ to WXKD and
joined "The Big K-D" network of Urban Contemporary stations run by
Roscoe Miller. Shortly after the format change, a sale of this station
and its translator in Troy was announced to Miller's Autaugaville
Radio for $50,000.
The station was fined $4,500 for failing to timely renew their license
in the summer of 2021.