AM Technical Profile: WLVV
Near the USS Alabama
battleship on the Mobile Causeway. Studios are there now as well.
5,000 watts day and
2 towers day and night:
Nulled to the north strongly.
Owned by Martin
1410 is Mobile's oldest
surviving station. It's also the city's best AM signal, day or night,
attributable to it's great location in the salt marshes of the Mobile Bay
marshes. Began operation as WODX. For most of it's history, it was NBC
affiliated WALA, which spawned WALA-TV. In 1963, TV and radio were sold
seperately, and this was the beginning of a 20 year journey as WUNI, a
market dominating country station. The calls stood for "You and I" but
also was also called Woonie, with the station mascot the Woonie Bird. Mel
Tillis, stuttering country singer, bought the station in the early 80's,
kept it country as WMML (that stood for M-M-M-Mel :-) ... Tillis shut the
station down after FM competition trounced it. Sold the station to a black
broadcaster who put it back on as a rap-oriented station with the same
call letters. Despite good ratings, the station was financially and went
dark again. A religious broadcaster ressurected the station in the early
90's as WLVV, Love Radio. It now airs mostly black gospel.
Click here for the transmitter
location and day and night antenna