AM Technical Profile: WYLD

Black Gospel
Transmitter Location:
Power (ERP):
10,000 watts day / 500 watts night.
4 towers day: Tight lobe northwest / 3 towers nights: Northwest and southeast lobes.
Other Information:
Reception only good during day.
Owned by Clear Channel
940, in the 50's, was WTPS. It was a typical network affiliated adult station -- the calls represented ownership by a local newspaper, the Times Picayune States. The channel was bought around 1960 by a black station and it became WYLD. For the next 25 tears it was a formidable competitor in the New Orleans market as a soul station. When FM compeition -- including its own WYLD FM -- caused the AM to diminish, it switched over to black gospel.

Transmitter map:

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Nighttime antenna pattern: