|City||Hazel Green, Alabama|
|Broadcast area||Tennessee Valley|
|Slogan||"Radio That Changes the Way You Live"|
|First air date||December 11, 1970|
|Power||15,000 watts (day)
7,500 watts (critical hours)
|Former callsigns||WIXC (1970-1984)
|Owner||Wilkins Communications Network, Inc.
(New England Communications, Inc.)
WBXR (1140 AM) is a radio station licensed to Hazel Green, Alabama, that serves the greater Tennessee Valley area. WBXR is licensed to New England Communications, Inc. It airs a Christian ministry format.
The bulk of WBXR programming comes as part of a group of Christian ministry formatted radio stations known as the Wilkins Communications Network.
The station was operated as WIXC from December 1970 through May 1991 except for 11 months in 1984-85 when the station was briefly known as WKZF. "WIXC in Dixie" ran country and oldies formats. The station was originally licensed to Fayetteville, Tennessee.
In January 1991, Lincoln County Broadcasters, Inc., reached an agreement to sell WIXC to Low Country Corporation, Inc. The deal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission on March 12, 1991, and the transaction was consummated on March 22, 1991. On May 15, 1991, the new owners had the FCC change the station's callsign from WIXC to WBXR.
In July 1997, Low Country Corporation reached an agreement to sell WBXR to New England Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on September 2, 1997, and the transaction was consummated on September 16, 1997.
In 2016, Wilkins Radio started broadcasting on its FM signal (W267GC) 101.3 in Huntsville, Alabama. The programming on FM 101.3 is a simulcast of WBXR AM 1140. The format continues with Urban Gospel music, preaching and talk programming. (Taken from their web site)
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
- "SWM Radio Programs on WBXR 1140 AM". Sure Word Ministries.
- "Willingheart of WBXR Radio". Willingheart Radio.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Application Search Details (BAL-19901213EG)". FCC Media Bureau. 1991-03-22.
- "Application Search Details (BAL-19970717EA)". FCC Media Bureau. 1997-09-16.