WPIL

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WPIL
WPIL-FM logo.png
City Heflin, Alabama
Slogan "Radio With A Difference"
"Today's Gospel Music"
Frequency 91.7 MHz
First air date 2003
Format Southern Gospel
Classic Country
Bluegrass
ERP 1,000 watts
HAAT 23 meters (75 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 90951
Transmitter coordinates 33°36′55″N 85°32′41″W / 33.61528°N 85.54472°W / 33.61528; -85.54472
Owner Down the Hill Communications
Webcast mms://wpil-live.wm.llnwd.net/wpil_live
Website wpilfm.com

WPIL (91.7 FM) is a non-commercial radio station licensed to serve Heflin, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Down the Hill Communications. It airs a mixed Southern Gospel/Classic Country/Bluegrass music format.[1]

History[edit]

The station was granted its original construction permit by the Federal Communications Commission on July 5, 2000.[2] The station was assigned the WPIL call letters by the FCC on September 6, 2002.[3] WPIL was granted its license to cover on September 2, 2003.[4]

On August 17, 2007, the station was struck by lightning which vaporized a portion of the broadcast tower leg.[5] This caused the collapse of the tower and destroyed the directional antenna system. WPIL applied to the FCC for special authority to broadcast temporarily from an available tower at the WPIL studio location until a new tower and antenna could be installed.[5] On April 30, 2008, the station resumed normal broadcast operations after completing construction and required repairs and upgrades.[6]

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W240BY 95.9 FM Blue Mountain, Alabama 6 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010. 
  2. ^ "Application Search Details (BPED-19980601MF)". FCC Media Bureau. 2000-07-05. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BLED-20030630AAO)". FCC Media Bureau. 2003-09-02. 
  5. ^ a b "Application Search Details (BLSTA-20070820AAW)". FCC Media Bureau. 2007-08-18. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BLED-20080430ABO)". FCC Media Bureau. 2008-05-22. 

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