FM Technical Profile: WZEV

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Station Name:
Gold 90.5
Transmitter Location:
[map] East of Lineville along the north side of Blake Ferry Road, just east of Spring Hill Road.
[map] Northeast of Lineville along AL-9, about 1.6 miles from the center of town. (CP)
Power (ERP):
100 watts
Antenna HAAT:
262 feet
56 feet (CP)
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC. (CP)
More Information:
B Jordan Communications
This station dates back to an initial application for a noncommercial station on 90.5 MHz, licensed to the town of Lineville, filed in February 2008 by B. Jordan Communications.  The original application was for 500 watts with a directional antenna from a site just southwest of town on a cell phone tower off Knight Street.  The FCC granted this application in November 2010.  In November 2013, the applicant filed for a modification to move the transmitter site to a location along the north side of Blake Ferry Road, just east of Spring Hill Road east of Lineville.  This change also included a drop to just 100 watts at an antenna height above average terrain (HAAT) of 262 feet.  A license to cover for this facility was granted on 20 December 2013 although it was unclear if the station was actually on the air.  The owner's website initially listed the format as Classic Hits, but as of November 2020 it was listed as Oldies "Gold 90.5". 

The station was granted a Construction Permit to relocate to a short self supported tower along AL-9, about 1.5 miles northeast of Lineville.  Although the power will remain 100 watts, the antenna height above average terrain (HAAT) will drop from 262 feet to just 56 feet. Overall coverage will be reduced, but a stronger signal will be available within the Lineville town limits.