WIRB

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For the Melbourne, Florida, television station known as WIRB from 1992 to 1998, see WOPX.
WIRB
WIRB-AM logo.png
City of license Level Plains, Alabama
Broadcast area Wiregrass Region
Branding Gospel Radio WIRB
Frequency 1490 AM (kHz)
First air date 2006
Format Christian Music
Power 1,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
Class C
Facility ID 129516
Transmitter coordinates 31°17′58″N 85°47′26″W / 31.29944°N 85.79056°W / 31.29944; -85.79056
Owner Virgle Leon Strickland

WIRB (1490 AM, "Gospel Radio WIRB") is a radio station licensed to serve Level Plains, Alabama, USA, a suburb of Enterprise, Alabama. The station is owned by Virgle Leon Strickland.

This WIRB is unrelated to the WIRB formerly licensed to Enterprise that broadcast at 600 kHz from 1948 to 1988.[1] That station changed its call letters to WLHQ on May 11, 1988, before going off the air for good. It was deleted from the FCC database on May 13, 1992.[2] This radio station is also unrelated to the television station in Melbourne, Florida, that used the WIRB callsign from May 1, 1992, until February 13, 1998, when it became WOPX.[3]

Programming[edit]

Gospel Radio WIRB broadcasts a Christian music format which is a blend of Southern Gospel, Contemporary Christian, Contemporary worship music aka Praise & Worship, and Urban Gospel music.

The Ultimate Drive at 5 is a one-hour live show, hosted by Sir Travis and Kyle St. Andrews, that is aired each weekday afternoon. The Ultimate Drive was first aired on May 5, 2008.

History[edit]

This station received its original its license to cover from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on December 11, 2006.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Adams, Ricky (September 4, 2008). "Memories of Enterprise: WIRB returns to the air". Enterprise Ledger. 
  2. ^ "WLHQ Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "WOPX Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BL-20061020ADU)". FCC Media Bureau. December 11, 2006. 

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