FM Technical Profile: WZNJ


Station Name:
The River
Frequency:
106.5
Format:
Urban Adult Contemporary
Transmitter Location:
[map] [street view] Located on the eastbound side of US-80 in Demopolis, at the US-43 intersection, on the southwest side.
Power (ERP):
25 kW
Antenna:
Omnidirectional
Antenna HAAT:
305 feet
Other Information:
60 dBu protected contour map, from the FCC.
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More Information:
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[Street View] Image of the studio that's shared with WXAL and WINL in Demopolis.
// WXAL Demopolis
Owner:
Westburg Broadcasting
History:
Before taking the urban contemporary route as "106 ZNJ" in the summer of 2006, the station played oldies and had a Contemporary Christian music program called "Alive 106".  The slogan later became "Z 106".  In June 2011 the station was sold by West Alabama Broadcasters to Westburg, who undertook some technical improvements to help the station sound better.  Under West Alabama's ownership, the station was noted for poor sound quality and programs airing muffled or almost completely inaudible.  The improvements have been noted to be complete in the late summer of 2011; WZNJ was heard simulcasting on WXAL AM in town in late November 2011.  In early December 2011 the urban/R&B format that existed under West Alabama Broadcasters moved to WXAL and the a classic hits "River" format debuted. That lasted until 1 June 2015 when they dropped classic hits for Urban AC, with Steve Harvey's syndicated morning show.  The AM and FM are now simulcasting again, too.