WALX

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WALX
WALX-logo
City of license Orrville, Alabama
Broadcast area Selma, Alabama
Branding ALEX-FM
Frequency 100.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 101.5 W268BQ (Selma, relays HD2)
First air date 1974[1]
Format Classic Hits
HD2: Country music
ERP 50,000 watts
HAAT 150 meters (492 feet)
Class C2
Facility ID 950
Transmitter coordinates 32°21′40″N 86°52′28″W / 32.36111°N 86.87444°W / 32.36111; -86.87444
Callsign meaning ALeXander Broadcasting[2]
Owner Scott Communications, Inc.
Sister stations WJAM, WMRK-FM

WALX (100.9 FM, "ALEX-FM") is a classic hits music formatted radio station licensed to Orrville, Alabama, and serving the Selma, Alabama, market.[1] The station is owned by Scott Communications, Inc.

Programming[edit]

WALX airs The Rick and Bubba Show each weekday morning, Miles Long on mid-days, and The Paul Finebaum Network each weekday afternoon. On March 23, 2009, the station flipped from Top 40-oriented "Lazer 101" to a classic hits format branded as "ALEX-FM".[3]

In addition to its usual music programming, WALX broadcast the high school football games of Montgomery, Alabama's Saint James School starting with the 2008 season.[4][5] These games had previously aired on WACV (1170 AM).[4]

Station relocation[edit]

On April 27, 2006 the station was granted a construction permit by the Federal Communications Commission to change its community of license from Selma to Orrville, Alabama. On February 10, 2009, the station was granted a license to cover for the change.[6] Just over a week later, on February 18, 2009, the station applied to relocate again, this time to Valley Grande, Alabama.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Benn, Alvin (2005-02-28). "Longtime radio host dies at 83". Montgomery Advertiser. 
  2. ^ Nelson, Bob (2008-10-18). "Call Letter Origins". The Broadcast Archive. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  3. ^ Johnson, Caleb R. (March 22, 2009). "Radio station switches format". Selma Times-Journal. 
  4. ^ a b Tankersley, Mike (2008-08-03). "MEDIA WATCH: Stallings' son never met a day he didn't love". Montgomery Advertiser. 
  5. ^ "Saint James Football on WALX 100.9 FM - LAZER 101". Saint James School (Press release). 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BLH-20090130AAJ)". FCC Media Bureau. February 10, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Application Search Details (BPH-20090217AFB)". FCC Media Bureau. February 18, 2009. 

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