WKNU

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WKNU
WKNU-FM logo.png
CityBrewton, Alabama
BrandingCoyote Country
Frequency106.3 MHz
First air dateAugust 19, 1974
FormatCountry
ERP3,800 watts
HAAT127 meters (417 feet)
ClassA
Facility ID19430
Transmitter coordinates31°06′42″N 87°01′17″W / 31.11167°N 87.02139°W / 31.11167; -87.02139
AffiliationsABC Radio
OwnerCarol Ellington
(Ellington Radio, Inc.)

WKNU (106.3 FM, "Coyote Country") is a radio station licensed to serve Brewton, Alabama, United States. The station is owned by Carol Ellington, through licensee Ellington Radio, Inc.

WKNU broadcasts a country music format that includes some programming from ABC Radio.[1] In addition to its usual music programming, the station airs Major League Baseball games as an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves radio network[2] and Alabama Crimson Tide football as a member of the Crimson Tide Sports Network.[3]

History[edit]

WKNU signed on as a new FM radio station broadcasting on 106.3 MHz with 3,000 watts of effective radiated power from an antenna at 100 feet in height above average terrain. The station was owned and operated by John E. Shipp Jr. The station's original format was primarily country & western music with some hours dedicated to top 40 music, rock music, and (on Sundays) religious music.

In September 1978, John E. Shipp Jr. reached an agreement to sell this station to Hugh L. Ellington. The deal was approved by the FCC on December 11, 1978.[4]

In July 1983, Hugh L. Ellington applied to the FCC to transfer the license for WKNU to Ellington Radio Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on July 29, 1983.[5]

In January 2007, Ellington Radio Inc. reached an agreement to sell this station to WKNU Radio Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on March 5, 2007, and the transaction was consummated on March 13, 2007.[6]

Effective October 11, 2017, WKNU Radio sold the station back to Ellington Radio, Inc., in exchange for Ellington assuming the station's $823,420 debt.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  2. ^ "Affiliate Radio Stations". The Official Site of the Atlanta Braves. Retrieved December 24, 2008.
  3. ^ "Football Radio Network". RollTide.com - The Official Web Site of the University of Alabama Athletics. Retrieved December 24, 2008.
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19780926EC)". FCC Media Bureau. December 11, 1978.
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19830711GW)". FCC Media Bureau. July 29, 1983.
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20070103ABT)". FCC Media Bureau. March 13, 2007.

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