AM Technical Profile: WXVI
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eye] About due east of the New Town subdivision off North
Ripley Street, near the intersection of North Decatur Street, at the
end of the dirt road called Fourney Street.
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 5 kW
- Night: 1 kW
- Day: 2 towers,
"angel" layout, with the body pointing barely SSW, and the two wings
pointing ESE and NW [pattern
- Night: 2
towers, same as day layout [pattern
the FCC's Public
Soul On The Air #14 sample
of "Ugly" Al Dixon on WAPX, from February 24, 1975. External
link, opens in new window.
Street View of the station's studio on Perry Street in Montgomery.
- 1600 was originally WAPX (APeX) when it went on in
1947, a full timer top 40 station competing with daytimer WBAM. They
also affiliated with ABC and Mutual in the mid 50's. Later became an
R&B station as WXVI, the Roman numeral for 16. Beaten at that
game by FM, the station then moved to black gospel, mostly running
ABC's "The Light" satellite gospel format.