FM Technical Profile: WZTZ
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- Station Name:
- The Ball
- Sports Talk
view] North of the Richburg community along CR-248.
- Power (ERP):
- 640 watts
- Antenna HAAT:
- 682 feet
- 60 dBu protected
map, from the FCC.
- More Information:
Street View imagery of the station's studios in downtown Enterprise,
right next to the famous Boll Weevil monument at College & Main
// WOOF Dothan
W261AT Dothan, AL
// W296DQ Dothan, AL (actual location: Enterprise, AL)
- Boll Weevil
Communications / Elba Radio Company
- Elba Radio
Company signed this station on in 1987, as a small Class A companion
to their AM 1350, WELB. Originally assigned the WZTZ call
sign, the station either simulcast or held a similar Country music
format to the AM side for several years. The stations finally
split in the early 90's, with the AM going Oldies while this station
took on a full range Country music format.
The calls changed to WVVL in June of 2006, as "Weevil 101", a nod to
the area's diversification away from cotton. Originally a
straight-up country station, they transitioned to a classic country
format in the summer of 2010 or thereabouts.
In October 2020, Holderfield purchased Dothan's WOOF and WOOF-FM for
$1.2 million. In March 2021, he flipped WVVL to a simulcast of
WOOF (AM)'s Sports Talk format.
The station went silent at the end of August 2021 due to tower
damage from Tropical Storm Fred. The station did not file a Silent
STA, however, until November 2021. In that report, it was
noted that the tower was damaged beyond repair and taken down by the
property owner. In the ensuing year, the station has been
unsuccessful in finding a suitable replacement site.
In August 2022, the station filed for a Special Temporary Authority
to operate with 1.4 kW from a water tower east of Elba and the
previous transmitter location. That same month, they also
filed to change call sign back to WZTZ, a change which went into
effect on 22 August 2022.