WTXT

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WTXT
98TXT.png
CityFayette, Alabama
Broadcast areaTuscaloosa/Columbus, MS
Branding98 TXT
SloganTuscaloosa's #1 for New Country
Tuscaloosa’s Home for the Best Southern Gospel (HD2)
Tuscaloosa's Real Country (HD3)
Frequency98.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)92.1 W221DB (Tuscaloosa, relays HD3)
96.1 W241BT (Tuscaloosa, relays HD2)
First air date1977 (as WHKW)
FormatFM/HD1: Country
HD2: Southern Gospel "96.1 The Blessing"
HD3: Country "92.1 The Possum"
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT274 meters
ClassC1
Facility ID68418
Former callsignsWHKW (1977-1989) WRSA (1989-1989) WBNH (1989-1990) WXLO (1990-2004) WTXT (2004-NOW)
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stationsWACT, WRTR, WZBQ
WebcastListen Live
http://us7.maindigitalstream.com/2220/ (HD2)
http://us7.maindigitalstream.com/2221/ (HD3)
Websitehttps://98txt.iheart.com/
961theblessing.com (HD2)
http://www.thepossum.com/ (HD3)

WTXT (98.1 FM, "98 TXT") is a country music-formatted radio station licensed to Fayette, Alabama, with studios in Tuscaloosa; the station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. WTXT serves Tuscaloosa and west-central Alabama and most of east-central Mississippi with an ERP of 100,000 watts, and broadcasts at 98.1 MHz.

Cities in WTXT's primary coverage area include Tuscaloosa, Fayette and Aliceville in Alabama and Columbus, Starkville and West Point in Mississippi. The station's signal also covers most of the western suburbs of Birmingham (e.g., Bessemer, Fairfield, Hueytown).

During the 1980s the callsign was WHKW and the format was Top 40/Pop. During the early 1990s the callsign changed to WTXT and the country music format was adopted. Syndicated programming includes The Bobby Bones Show and After Midnite with Blair Garner hosted by Blair Garner from Premiere Radio Networks.[1]

In 2006, WTXT added Clear Channel radio hosts Big D and Bubba to morning drive and Wild Bill Seckbach to afternoon drive. In 2014, Bobby Bones was added to the morning lineup. WTXT positions itself as 98 TXT, Tuscaloosa's Country.

On April 27, 2011, following massive severe weather, WTXT's 860' broadcast tower in Echola, AL was destroyed. In the Fall of 2012, WTXT began broadcasting at full-power from a new tower at the same site.. [2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Radio Stations: Alabama". After Midnite with Blair Garner. Retrieved January 30, 2013.
  2. ^ Fitzpatrick, Mike. "Tornado Outbreak - Broadcast Engineering.info".

Previous logos[edit]

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Coordinates: 33°19′17″N 87°46′29″W / 33.3215°N 87.7747°W / 33.3215; -87.7747