|Broadcast area||Huntsville, Alabama|
|Branding||Classic Rock 106.1 TAK|
|Slogan||Huntsville's Classic Rock|
|Frequency||106.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
106.1 HD-2 for Alternative rock
|First air date||1991 (as WYAM-FM)|
|HAAT||221 meters (726 feet)|
|Former callsigns||WYAM-FM (1991-1993)|
(Capstar TX LLC)
|Sister stations||WDRM, WQRV, WBHP, WHOS|
WTAK-FM (106.1 FM, "Classic Rock 106.1 TAK") is a classic rock formatted radio station licensed to Hartselle, Alabama, and owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.. It serves Huntsville, Alabama, and the central Tennessee Valley area. Its broadcast tower is located on Brindlee Mountain in Morgan County, Alabama, near the Union Hill community.
WTAK-FM is one of the top-rated radio stations in the Huntsville market.
Notable local personalities on WTAK include Erich West and Big Nate. Notable syndicated programming includes The John Boy and Billy Big Show on weekday mornings.
Afternoon host "Mr. Bill", apparently local, is actually Charlotte, North Carolina, radio host Bill Summerville. Summerville records his five-hour air shift in about forty minutes on a computer in Charlotte as digital voice tracks for later playback on the air at WTAK-FM. This use of "voice tracking" is a practice common to many Clear Channel-owned radio stations. WTAK-AM and WAAY-AM had a local Mr. Bill show in the 1970s and 1980s hosted by Bill McClendon. (McClendon is now a weekend on-air personality at WLRH-FM.)
WTAK-FM was originally known by the call sign WYAM-FM and went on the air around November 1991. WTAK-AM (1000 AM, now WDJL) shifted its programming solely to the 106.1 FM signal in late 1993 after several months of simulcast. This station was assigned the WTAK-FM call letters by the Federal Communications Commission on July 6, 1993.
- "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010.
- Welch, Chris (2007-08-19). "WTAK rockets to No. 2 spot". The Huntsville Times. Retrieved 2007-12-28.
WTAK-FM 106.1, classic rock, which tied for 10th in the winter survey, jumped to second behind its iHeartMedia, Inc. mate WDRM.
- "Big Show - Stations". The John Boy and Billy Radio Network. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
- Washburn, Mark (2002-05-26). "The voice of Charlotte... and Huntsville... and Jackson...". The Charlotte Observer. Charlotte, North Carolina. p. 1H. Retrieved 2007-12-31.
Charlotte radio personality Mr. Bill does his afternoon show on WRFX-FM (The Fox, 99.7), then does an afternoon show on WTAK-FM in Huntsville, Ala., then does the night show on WSTZ-FM in Jackson, Miss.
- "Football Affiliates". The Auburn University Official Athletics Site.