WMRK-FM

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WMRK-FM
City of license Shorter, Alabama
Broadcast area Montgomery, Alabama
Branding K-LOVE
Slogan "Positive and Encouraging"
Frequency 107.9 MHz
First air date 1995
Format Contemporary Christian
ERP 25,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters (330 ft)
Class C3
Facility ID 59383
Transmitter coordinates 32°21′09″N 86°03′06″W / 32.35250°N 86.05167°W / 32.35250; -86.05167
Callsign meaning named for Mark Alexander[1]
Former callsigns WJAM-FM (1983-2009)[2]
Affiliations K-LOVE
Owner Alexander Broadcasting Company, LLC
(Alexander Broadcasting Company, LLC)
Sister stations WALX, WJAM
Webcast Listen Live
Website klove.com

WMRK-FM (107.9 FM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Shorter, Alabama. The station's broadcast license is held by Alexander Broadcasting Company, LLC, and the station is operated under a local marketing agreement by EMF Broadcasting (K-LOVE).

WMRK-FM broadcasts a Contemporary Christian format serving the Montgomery, Alabama, market.[3]

History[edit]

This station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on November 19, 1982.[4] The new station was assigned the call letters WJAM-FM by the FCC on February 14, 1983.[2] After more than a decade of extensions, renewals, transfers, and construction, WJAM-FM finally received its license to cover from the FCC on March 14, 1995.[5]

In July 1986, Marion Communications, Inc., applied to the FCC to transfer the permit to build this station to Marion Radio, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on September 30, 1986, and the transaction was consummated on December 30, 1987.[6]

In March 1994, Marion Radio, Inc., reached an agreement to sell the construction permit for this station to Scott Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on October 13, 1994, and the transaction was consummated on October 17, 1994.[7]

In March 2009, Scott Communications, Inc., applied to the FCC to transfer the broadcast license for WJAM-FM to Alexander Broadcasting Company. The application was approved by the FCC on March 23, 2009, and the transaction was consummated on April 2, 2009.[8]

On July 21, 2008, WJAM-FM was granted a modified construction permit to change the station's city of license from Orrville, Alabama, to Shorter, Alabama; upgrade to a class C3 station with 25,000 watts of effective radiated power; and relocate the transmitter site east to 32°21'09"N, 86°03'06"W.[9] The station received a license to cover these changes on May 8, 2009.[10]

On March 23, 2009, WJAM-FM swapped callsigns with AM sister station WMRK to become WMRK-FM and WJAM, respectively.[2]

Former branding

Bluewater Broadcasting Company, LLC began broadcasting on WMRK-FM under a local marketing agreement as a simulcast of news/talk WACV (1170 AM) on April 2, 2009. The simulcast ended in November 2009 with news/talk programming shifting to the FM station and the AM station switching to an oldies music format. On September 1, 2012 WMRK-FM flipped to K-LOVE and the news talk programming went back to WACV.

Programming[edit]

WMRK-FM carries nationally syndicated programming from EMF Broadcasting's "K-Love" format.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "AM History Profile: WMRK". Alabama Broadcast Media Page. Retrieved February 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19820104AN)". FCC Media Bureau. November 19, 1982. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19940808KZ)". FCC Media Bureau. March 14, 1995. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BAPH-19860609EV)". FCC Media Bureau. December 30, 1987. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BAPH-19940314GV)". FCC Media Bureau. October 17, 1994. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20090227ACL)". FCC Media Bureau. April 2, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BMPH-20080403ABG)". FCC Media Bureau. July 21, 2008. 
  10. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-20090414ABR)". FCC Media Bureau. May 8, 2009. 

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