WGIB

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WGIB
WGIB logo.png
City Birmingham, Alabama
Frequency 91.9 MHz
First air date 1983
Format Religious
ERP 3,500 watts
HAAT 266 meters
Class C3
Facility ID 24256
Transmitter coordinates 33°24′59″N 86°36′28″W / 33.41639°N 86.60778°W / 33.41639; -86.60778Coordinates: 33°24′59″N 86°36′28″W / 33.41639°N 86.60778°W / 33.41639; -86.60778
Callsign meaning Where God Is Blessing
Owner Glen Iris Baptist School
Webcast Listen Live
Website WGIB Online
WQEM
City Columbiana, Alabama
Frequency 101.5 MHz
First air date 1999
Format Religious
ERP 1,800 watts
HAAT 185 meters
Class A
Facility ID 41641
Transmitter coordinates 33°13′46″N 86°42′56″W / 33.22944°N 86.71556°W / 33.22944; -86.71556
Callsign meaning Variation of former sister station WQEN
Owner Glen Iris Baptist School
Webcast Listen Live
Website WQEM Online

WGIB (91.9 FM) is a non-profit radio station that originates programming from Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The station is currently owned by Glen Iris Baptist School, and is licensed to serve Birmingham, Alabama, United States. The station was assigned the WGIB call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on September 20, 1982.[1]

WGIB carries Christian preaching and gospel music 24 hours a day, much of which originates from the church's studios.[citation needed] WGIB is also relayed on a series of low-powered FM translators and full-powered WQEM at 101.5 MHz in Columbiana, Alabama. The station's audio is also streamed on the internet.

Simulcast[edit]

WQEM (101.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a Religious radio format as a simulcast of WGIB.[2] WQEM is licensed to serve Columbiana, Alabama, USA. The station is currently owned by Glen Iris Baptist School.[3]

WQEM was purchased from Clear Channel Communications in 2002. Glen Iris kept the WQEM call sign for the station after its purchase. The station was assigned the WQEM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on August 3, 1998.[4] Before its purchase by Glen Iris Baptist School, WQEM served as a repeater of Top 40 station WQEN, whose signal at the time did not adequately cover the southern suburbs of Birmingham.

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W222AZ 92.3 Springville, Alabama 10 D FCC
W291BT 106.1 Jasper, Alabama 55 D FCC
W291CG 106.1 Odenville, Alabama 10 D FCC
W300AE 107.9 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 250 D FCC

See also[edit]

  • W47EI-D, a co-owned low-power television station

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WGIB Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  2. ^ "WQEM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  4. ^ "WQEM Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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