AM Technical Profile: WYEA
view] Motes Road, between Bentley and Arrowhead Drives.
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 1 kW
- Night: 50 watts
- 1 tower
0.5 mV/m Daytime
Groundwave Service Contour from the
FCC's Public Files
Street View imagery of the station's studio building on Motes Road
RDS data image from a car radio in Birmingham showing the station's
PS (station name), Radio Text and PTY (format) fields.
- Owned by Marble
- // W262DI
- : PS-YEA!106.5 Time-unknown
Text-Sylacauga's Yea!106.5 PTY-Pop PI-unknown
- This station
appears to go back to 1948, as WMLS, operated by Marble City
Broadcasting. In 1959 the station spawned WMLS-FM. The
station was sold to Columbus, Georgia area TV owner Joesph Windsor
in 1980 and at the end of November 1981, the calls changed to WYEA.
In 1997 the AM and FM were split, with WYEA going to Spirit
Broadcasting. Around this time the station picked up a gospel
- On 1
January 2012 it dropped gospel for classic hits as part of an LMA
with Marble City Media. The station's original Raytheon
transmitter, dating back to 1948, was in service until the end of
January 2012. More history of WYEA can be found on the
station's About Us
in late 2013 or early 2014 the station picked up a translator at
106.3 MHz. The translator was moved in from Pelham, in the
Birmingham area. At the end of May 2014 it moved up one notch
to 106.5 MHz, increasing power and coverage in the process.
The station's classic hits format was marketed with the FM frequency
for the translator, W293CQ, as "Yea! 106.5"
The station won a construction permit for a second translator, on
100.3 MHz, in mid-April 2018.
The classic hits "Yea! 106.5" format (and translator simulcast) was
migrated to sister station WFXO's HD2 subchannel in April 2018, and
this station picked up a country format, paired with the remaining
translator, which was scheduled to go on the air in late May or
early June 2018. This country format is branded as "Kix
100.3". The translator signed on in July 2018.