On the "tall tower"
with WOWC-FM, located between Tuscaloosa and Jasper, a few miles east of
Height Above Average
Directional to the southeast,
south and southwest, towards Tuscaloosa and Birmingham.
Originally a Tuscaloosa
station, WDBB (DuBose Broadcasting, named for the owner, David DuBose)
originally was a small independent station with a tower off Jug Factory
Road on the hill behind the Food World Plaza (now where the Wal-Mart Supercenter
is.) WDBB built the now-famous tall tower that houses a few amatuer
radio repeaters and WOWC-FM, which serves practically every square inch
of central Alabama. The TV station achieved good coverage of Tuscaloosa
At one point (date unknown)
WDBB went back off the tall tower and went to a much lower power on a tower
practically all the way to Moundville, south of Tuscaloosa. The off the
air coverage of the station in Tuscaloosa was poor at this location. The
station's file now says "Bessemer" for the city of license; in early 2000,
the station was back on the tall tower, serving Birmingham again. The station
currently carries The WB and Fox Kids through a local marketing agreement
(LMA) with the WTTO-TV Homewood (Birmingham). In fact, the WB21 logo appears
The original WDBB tower
is still standing. It currently handes a low power TV station and at least
one low power FM translator; it also appears to have a few public safety
band antennae on it.