AM Technical Profile: WYLD

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Black Gospel
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view] Across Tullis Drive from the Lakewood Country Club.
Power (ERP):
Day: 10 kW
Night: 500 watts
Day: 4 towers, with a tight lobe northwest. [pattern - PDF]
Night: 3 towers, with northwest and southeast lobes. [pattern - PDF]
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
[Studio] Street View imagery of the Clear Channel New Orleans facility on Howard Avenue.
Reception only good during day.
Owned by iHeartMedia
940, in the 50's, was WTPS. It was a typical network affiliated adult station -- the calls represented ownership by a local newspaper, the Times Picayune States. The channel was bought around 1960 by a black station and it became WYLD. For the next 25 tears it was a formidable competitor in the New Orleans market as a soul station. When FM compeition -- including its own WYLD FM -- caused the AM to diminish, it switched over to black gospel.

The station was knocked off the air briefly by Hurricane Zeta, in late October 2020.