FM Technical Profile: WYYX
- Station Name:
- 97 X
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 HAAT:
- 830 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
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".
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