FM Technical Profile: WBHK

Station Name:
98.7 Kiss FM
Black Adult Contemporary and Oldies
Transmitter Location:
Approx 1/2 mile north of Edwards Lake Rd. near Stonehenge subdivision.
Power (ERP):
31 kW.
Antenna HAAT:
620 feet.
Other Information:
How's the Signal?
Signal is very good over almost all of Jefferson and Shelby counties. Can be received well in Oneonta. Station is noticeable weaker than others in west and south Birmingham.
2301 1st Ave North, Birmingham
Cox Broadcasting
Noted Personalities:
Tom Joyner (syndicated) mornings.
How's it sound?
Despite occasional balance problems and commercials that sound like the treble's been cranked up too much, this station sounds excellent. One of Birmingham's better from a sound quality standpoint.
Originally a small rimshot station in Warrior, the calls were originally WLBI and the format was hot adult contemporary. The transmitter was on a hill off Arkadelphia Road west of Warrior, and the studios were there in a cramped trailer. The tower is still there and may be a backup for the new one off Edwards Lake Road near Roebuck. WLBI eventually entered the Birmingham market with it's tiny 6 kW signal as "Lite 98", featuring a mix of soft AC, jazz and contemporary Christian music. Later became WBHK, playing black adult contemporary and black oldies, and the transmitter was then moved into Birmingham.

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