FM Technical Profile: WYDK
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- Station Name:
- Rewind 97.9
- Classic Hits
On the west side of Old Batesville Road, northwest off Fox Ridge
Road. Northwest of Eufaula and west of US-82.
- Power (ERP):
- 6 kW
- Antenna HAAT:
- 328 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
Eufalua Tribune article about the return of WYDK and WULA.
Street View imagery of the station's studio space on Highway 431 in
- JDK Radio
- This station
started off as a 3 kW class A, with a Construction Permit issued to
Devaughn and Mary Toole of Eufaula, who operated as WDMT, Inc.
The station signed on in July 1992 with a mix of Adult Contemporary
and Oldies music. The license was transferred to Renegade
Broadcasting in 1998 for $200,000, who became River Valley Media,
LLC, a month after buying the station.
The call sign changed to WRVX in 2001. By 2003, the station
was doing a Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) / Urban mix, but by 2005
the station was using the Jones Satellite Network for a Variety Hits
format. The license was assigned to Big Fish Broadcasting,
LLC, in 2007.
The station was reported silent in 2011. The Tom
on Radio-Info newsletter reported in June 2011 that the
station was being transferred between Big Fish Broadcasting and
Sounds Ideas LLC, both owned by Stanley Griffin, to avoid
foreclosure. In August 2011 the calls changed from WRDX to
WYDK. The sale went through the FCC in December 2011.
The station is presumably on the air as of February 2012, with an
Oldies format as "Dock 97.9".
In 2016, Sound Ideas entered into a purchase agreement to Daystar
Media Group. In April 2016, the station changed from oldies
"97.9 The Dock" to "Mix 98" with a Variety Hits mix from the 60's
through the 80's. There is also Gospel/Christian programming
on Sundays. The station returned to broadcasting in stereo in
April 2016 as well, although by early September, the station was
silent again due to the loss of the time brokerage agreement in
place. The station remained off air until August 2017, when it
came back on briefly to keep the license from expiring. It
went silent again in the fall of 2017 and remained off air until
August 2018. The station stayed on for another month and then
went silent again in September 2018.
The FCC levied a fine of $12,000 against the station in December
2012, for multiple violations of FCC rules. The Commission
originally received a complaint that a contest from 2016 ended
prematurely, and the prize was kept for a station employee.
During the investigation, they learned that Sound Ideas failed to
properly file a license transfer to Daystar.
The station, along with sister station WULA, was sold by Sound Ideas
LLC to Jeff Kierce's JDK Radio for $150,000.
The station returned to the air in late June 2019, after extensive
repairs to the transmitter and studios, relaunching with Classic
Hits as "Rewind 97.9".