WTSU

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WTSU
WTSU logo.png
City of license Troy, Alabama
Broadcast area Montgomery, Alabama
Branding Troy University Public Radio
Frequency 89.9 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
Repeaters WRWA 88.7 Dothan
WTJB 91.7 Columbus, Georgia
First air date March 1, 1977 (at 90.1)
Format Public radio; Classical music
HD2: Classical/Jazz
HD3: BBC World Service
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 230 meters (750 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 68187
Transmitter coordinates 32°3′40″N 86°01′19″W / 32.06111°N 86.02194°W / 32.06111; -86.02194
Former frequencies 90.1 MHz (1977-1981)
Affiliations American Public Media, National Public Radio, Public Radio International
Owner Troy University Public Radio
(Troy University)
Sister stations WRWA, WTJB
Webcast Listen Live
Website troypublicradio.org

WTSU (89.9 FM) is an American radio station licensed to serve Troy, Alabama and serving the Montgomery, Alabama market. The station, established in 1977, is owned and operated by Troy University. It broadcasts a classical music format as the flagship station of the Troy University Public Radio network.[1][2]

History[edit]

WTSU started broadcasting on March 1, 1977, as the state's third public radio station (the callsign stands for the university's name then, "Troy State University,"[3] a part of the Alabama higher education system), and the first south of Birmingham. The station was assigned the call sign "WTSU" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[4] WTSU originally broadcast at 90.1 MHz with a power of 50,000 watts; by 1981, it moved to its present frequency of 89.9, doubling its wattage to 100,000. Programming from the start was a blend of news and classical music, combined with an automated block of "beautiful music" between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Troy University Public Radio discontinued the easy-listening daytime format in 1993.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Troy names director of radio, television". Montgomery Advertiser (Montgomery, AL). June 27, 2008. Retrieved December 5, 2011. "As director, Johnson oversees the operation of the University's three National Public Radio affiliates, WTSU-FM 89.9, Montgomery/Troy, WRWA-FM 88.7, Dothan and WTJB-FM 91.7, Phenix City/Columbus." 
  3. ^ Nelson, Bob (October 18, 2008). "Call Letter Origins". The Broadcast Archive. Retrieved October 31, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau. Retrieved December 5, 2011. 

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