WYDK

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WYDK
City of license Eufaula, Alabama
Branding Dock 97.9 FM
Frequency 97.9 MHz
First air date 1992
Format Oldies/Classic Hits
Language(s) English
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters (330 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 15939
Transmitter coordinates 31°56′04″N 85°12′27″W / 31.93444°N 85.20750°W / 31.93444; -85.20750
Former callsigns WDMT (1991-2001)
WRVX (2001-2011)[1]
Owner Big Fish Broadcasting LLC
Sister stations WNRA, WABB
Webcast WYDK Webstream
Website WYDK Online

WYDK (97.9 FM, "Dock 97.9 FM") is an American radio station licensed to serve Eufaula, Alabama, USA. The station was established in 1992 and has undergone several shifts in ownership over the last two decades. The station's broadcast license is currently held by Big Fish Broadcasting LLC.

Programming[edit]

WYDK broadcasts an oldies/classic hits music format.[2]

History[edit]

In 1989, Devaughn Toole and Mary L. Toole applied to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for a construction permit for a new broadcast radio station. The FCC granted this permit on January 18, 1991, with a scheduled expiration date of July 18, 1992.[3] The new station was assigned call sign "WDMT" on February 22, 1991.[1] After construction and testing were completed in April 1992, the station was granted its broadcast license on July 29, 1992.[4]

In August 1995, Devaughn Toole and Mary L. Toole applied to the FCC to transfer the WDMT broadcast license to a new company called WDMT-FM, Inc. The Commission approved the transfer on September 7, 1995.[5] Just over two years later, in December 1997, WDMT-FM, Inc., reached an agreement to sell WDMT to Renegade Broadcasting, LLC. The FCC approved the deal on January 27, 1998, and the transaction was formally consummated on February 28, 1998.[6] The station's call sign was changed to "WRVX" on March 16, 2001.[1]

After an aborted attempt to sell WRVX to Worldwide Petromoly, Inc. (d/b/a Small Town Radio, Inc.) in June 2002 for $425,000 in cash and debt assumption, Renegade Broadcasting, LLC, applied to the FCC to transfer the station to River Valley Media, LLC in December 2002. Both companies were owned by the same people and the "sale" of the station was for a token $10. The transfer was approved by the FCC on February 3, 2003, and the transaction was formally consummated three weeks later on February 24, 2003.[7]

In January 2007, WRVX and sister station WULA were sold as a group by River Valley Media, LLC, to Big Fish Broadcasting, LLC, for a combined sale price of $350,000. The deal was approved on June 29, 2007, and the transaction was formally consummated on May 4, 2007.[8]

Big Fish Broadcasting filed an application with the FCC in June 2011 to transfer ownership of WRVX plus sister stations WULA, WROP, and WJES to Sound Ideas, LLC, a company owned by Stanley Griffn, the managing member of Big Fish Broadcasting, LLC. In the station's FCC filing, they assert that this transfer is requested to avoid bank foreclosure on these stations. As of 11 September 2011 the Commission has accepted this filing but taken no further action on the request.[9]

The station was assigned new call sign "WYDK" by the FCC on August 4, 2011.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  3. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-19890530MH)". FCC Media Bureau. January 18, 1991. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-19920402KC)". FCC Media Bureau. July 29, 2992. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BAPLH-19950817GJ)". FCC Media Bureau. September 7, 1995. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19971208GQ)". FCC Media Bureau. February 28, 1998. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20021219AAL)". FCC Media Bureau. February 24, 2003. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  8. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20070319ABF)". FCC Media Bureau. June 29, 2007. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 
  9. ^ "Application Search Details (BAL-20110615AAG)". FCC Media Bureau. June 17, 2011. Retrieved September 11, 2011. 

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