WSBM

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WSBM
WSBM Logo.jpg
City of license Florence, Alabama
Broadcast area Florence-Muscle Shoals
Branding Fox Sports Radio 1340
Frequency 1340 kHz
Translator(s) 98.5 W253AH (Florence)
First air date March 29, 1946
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 5272
Transmitter coordinates 34°47′50.00″N 87°39′54.00″W / 34.7972222°N 87.6650000°W / 34.7972222; -87.6650000
Callsign meaning Shoals Beautiful Music (from a previous format)
Former callsigns WJOI (1946-1973)
WXOR (1973-1984)
Owner Big River Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WQLT-FM, WXFL, WLVS-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website wsbm.com

WSBM (1340 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports radio format.[1] Licensed to Florence, Alabama, USA, the station serves the Florence-Muscle Shoals area. The station is currently owned by Big River Broadcasting Corporation.[2]

Translators[edit]

WSBM AM 1340 is currently rebroadcast on translator W253AH 98.5 FM. This translator had previously broadcast on 98.3 FM until its frequency was changed in 2001. Ironically, this was the same frequency as WJOI-FM 98.3 which was on the air in the early and mid 1950's. This was a 140-watt FM station (the first FM station in the Florence-Muscle Shoals market) which rebroadcast WJOI AM 1340. In fact, W253AH uses the same antenna which was mounted on 1340's tower in the 1950s.[3]

98.3 went off the air sometime in the late 50's, and should not be confused with the 1960s WJOI-FM on 107.3 which later became WQLT.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W253AH 98.5 Florence, Alabama 24 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WSBM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "WJOI AM 1340 - FM 98.3". Shoals Area Radio History. 

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