"Atop Red Mountain".
Looking at Vulcan from downtown, it's the second tower down. Also houses
the antennae for NOAA weather radio and WBIQ-TV.
Height Above Average
SAP: NOAA weather radio
simulcast, Fox en Español soundtrack.
This is Birmingham's
second oldest TV station, coming on the air July 1, 1949, about a month
after channel 13. The calls have always been WBRC (Bell Radio Company).
They originally had a much smaller tower "atop Red Mountain", as they like
to say, which nearly came down during an ice storm in the 80's. Prior to
around 1965, back before channel 42 was on the air, WBRC was a CBS affiliate,
and shared ABC 50/50 with channel 13. When ABC finally began to get competitive
with CBS and NBC, channel 6 became a full time ABC station up until the
90's when it was purchased by Fox. It is one of two Birmingham stations
owned by a network (the other being WVTM, owned by NBC).