TV Technical Profile: WKRG

Transmitter Location:
Power (ERP):
100 kW
Height Above Average Terrain (HAAT):
1906 feet.
Other Information:
Station History:
WKRG was put on the air September 5, 1955 by WKRG AM 710. WKRG has been a CBS affiliate since day one and still has the same calls. The station was originally owned by Mobile Press Register and Kenneth R. Giddens (hence the calls). Giddens family kept ownership until 1998. By that time, it was the only VHF station in the top 60 markets still locally owned and not part ofa large group owner. In the late 80's, WKRG went from a 1,000 foot tower to a 2,000 foot one at the same site near Spanish Fort. The WKRG AM, FM and TV combo was grandfathered in the 70's after FCC rules eliminated any such future combinations. It remained as such until the radio was sold off in the mid-90's.
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