FM Technical Profile: WYYX


Station Name:
97 X
Frequency:
97.7
Format:
Rock
Transmitter Location:
[map] On the Washington/Bay county line just went of the Fountain Community.  East of Hammond Lake, south of Owenwood Rd.  Co-located with WPAP-FM and WFSY-FM.
Power (ERP):
100 kW
Antenna:
Omni
Antenna HAAT:
830 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
:
PS-NEWROCK 97X
Time-[?]
Text-
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PTY-
Rock

PI-
WYYX-FM
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Owner:
Magic Broadcasting
History:
Originally owned by Townsend Broadcasting as WTBB (Townsend Broadcasting Bonifay), a strictly local small town station with a mostly automated format.  Received permission to do an upgrade to become a full power station, serving Panama City and most of Dothan in 1993.  In 1997 became WYYX and around that time it may have switched to an active rock format as "97.7 The Pirate". 

The station fell silent in August 2016 when lighting struck the tower and severely damaged the transmission line and antenna.  Shortly thereafter, Magic Broadcasting moved the format to sister station 100.1, formerly WVVX.  That station took the WYYX calls in November 2016. The station remained silent until mid-March 2017, when the rock format and WYYX calls moved back to this frequency.