WDBT

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For the Headland, Alabama radio station that held the call sign WDBT at 105.3 FM from 2004 to 2011, see WECB (FM).
WDBT
City of license Hartford, Alabama
Broadcast area Dothan, Alabama
Branding 93.7 WDBT
Slogan The Voice of the Wiregrass
Frequency 93.7 MHz
First air date September 12, 1969
Format News talk
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 260 meters (853 feet)
Class C1
Facility ID 62206
Transmitter coordinates 31°2′42.00″N 85°57′33.00″W / 31.0450000°N 85.9591667°W / 31.0450000; -85.9591667
Former callsigns WGEA-FM (1978-1987)
WRJM-FM (1987-2008)
WUSD (2008-2011)[1]
Owner The Radio People
(Gulf South Communications, Inc.)
Sister stations WDJR, WKMX, WTVY-FM

WDBT (93.7 FM, "News Talk 105.3") is an American radio station broadcasting a talk-news format. Licensed to serve the community of Hartford, Alabama, USA, the station broadcasts to the Dothan/Wiregrass Region.

Logo as WRJM-FM

The station license and operation was transferred to William C Carn, III as Trustee for Stage Door Development, Inc in February 2008 by the US Bankruptcy Court.[2] WDBT was later sold to Gulf South Communication's The Radio People on September 8, 2008, who then swapped formats with new sister station WDBT.[3]

The station had been broadcasting a News Talk Information format featuring programming from ABC Radio and Premiere Radio Networks prior to the switch. The long-time call sign "WRJM-FM" was changed to "WUSD" on August 28, 2008.[1]

In January 2009, the station applied to the FCC for authorization to change its community of license from Geneva to Hartford, Alabama.[4] This move became effective in July 2009.

On May 10, 2011, the station simulcasted its sister station 105.3 FM, which carried the talk format at the time.

On December 23, 2011, the station changed its call sign to WDBT. WDBT continues to carry the news-talk format, while 105.3, now WECB, returned to a country format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "FCC Exhibit". FCC. 
  3. ^ Griffin, Lance (September 7, 2008). "Two local radio stations change formats". Dothan Eagle. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-20090121AIF)". FCC Media Bureau. January 27, 2009. 

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