WTOT (AM)

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WTOT
City Marianna, Florida
Branding Oldies 101.7
Frequency 980 kHz
First air date 1958
Format Oldies (WTOT-FM simulcast)
Power 1,000 watts day
340 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 6751
Transmitter coordinates 30°47′1.00″N 85°15′18.00″W / 30.7836111°N 85.2550000°W / 30.7836111; -85.2550000
Callsign meaning W Talk Of the Town
Owner MFR, Inc.
Sister stations WTOT-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website wtotradio.com

WTOT (980 AM) is an American commercial radio station licensed by the FCC to serve the community of Marianna, Florida. As of January 2009, WTOT is owned by MFR, Inc.[1]

According to a string of FCC filings (many of which were dismissed - see the FCC link below), this station has been silent or operating at reduced power since 2006, due to burned out tubes, and being unable to replace the transmitter until they receive proceeds from a lawsuit. The most recent request to extend the operations at reduced power has not been approved by the FCC.

In August 2008, Ed Cearley III - the general manager, president and part owner of the station - was found dead in his home, having died from natural causes, according to police.[1]

On May 1, 2015 (after being silent for four months) WTOT returned to the air with an urban contemporary format.

On January 15, 2016 WTOT went silent. On January 2, 2017 WTOT returned to the air simulcasting oldies-formatted WTOT-FM 101.7 Graceville.

On February 7, 2017 their single tower collapsed due to high winds. They are expected to return to the air within two weeks.

On March 12, 2017 WTOT returned to the air with oldies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WTOT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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