WDLG

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WDLG
City Thomasville, Alabama
Frequency 90.1 MHz
First air date 2007
Format Catholic Radio
ERP 650 watts
HAAT 76 meters (249 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 86328
Transmitter coordinates 31°44′24″N 87°45′43″W / 31.74000°N 87.76194°W / 31.74000; -87.76194
Callsign meaning We're Doing Like God
Owner La Promesa Foundation
Sister stations WDWR
Website http://grnonline.com

WDLG (90.1 FM) is a radio station licensed to serve Thomasville, Alabama. The station is owned by La Promesa Foundation. It is airing Catholic Radio programming.[1]

History[edit]

Nearly seven years after the initial application was made on April 17, 1997, this station received its original construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission on April 6, 2004.[2] The new station was assigned the call letters WDLG by the FCC on December 25, 2006.[3] WDLG received its license to cover from the FCC on April 6, 2007.[4]

Silent[edit]

The station fell silent for the first time on August 21, 2007. Citing technical issues with the station's antenna system, on August 24, 2007, the station applied to the FCC for authority to remain silent.[5] The request was granted on August 27, 2007, with a scheduled expiration date of November 27, 2007.[5]

On February 5, 2008, Nationwide Inspirational Broadcasting applied for an extension to their remain silent authority citing a financial decision to complete the new transmitter site authorized by their October 2007 construction permit rather than complete changes to their existing antenna system.[6] The extension was granted on April 7, 2008, with a caution that the station's license would be subject to forfeiture on August 21, 2008, as the station will have been off the air for 12 continuous months.[6]

WDLG was brought back on the air briefly but fell silent again on August 11, 2008.[7] On August 12, 2008, Nationwide Inspirational Broadcasting filed for a new remain silent authority citing financial difficulties.[8] The station's licensee says the station is seeking a qualified buyer.[8]

WDLG is returned to on-air status in October, 2011.

Divine Word Communications sold WDLG, six other stations, and four translators to La Promesa Foundation effective January 8, 2016, at a purchase price of $1,073,907.59.

Construction permit[edit]

On October 3, 2007, WDLG was granted a construction permit to upgrade their effective radiated power to 10,000 watts, raise their antenna's height above average terrain to 205 meters (673 feet), and move the transmitter site north to 32°07'34"N, 87°44'02"W. This permit expires October 3, 2010.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Application Search Details". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 2008-08-12. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BPED-19970417MC)". FCC Media Bureau. April 6, 2004. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLED-20070404ACS)". FCC Media Bureau. April 6, 2007. 
  5. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BLSTA-20070824AGJ)". FCC Media Bureau. August 27, 2007. 
  6. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BLESTA-20080204ADB)". FCC Media Bureau. April 7, 2008. 
  7. ^ "FM Silent Stations, Silent over 2 Months". FCC Media Bureau. December 1, 2008. 
  8. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BLSTA-20080811ABG)". FCC Media Bureau. August 11, 2008. 

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