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WTUG 92.9 logo.png
City Northport, Alabama
Broadcast area Tuscaloosa and Vicinity
Branding WTUG 92.9 FM
Slogan Tuscaloosa's #1 For R&B Hits and Classics
Frequency 92.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 97.5 W248BO (Tuscaloosa, relays HD3)
100.9 W265CG (Tuscaloosa)
First air date 1979
Format Urban Adult Contemporary
HD2: Sports (WTID simulcast)
HD3: Classic hits "Nick 97.5"
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 298.8 meters (980 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 54796
Transmitter coordinates 33°3′15.00″N 87°32′57.00″W / 33.0541667°N 87.5491667°W / 33.0541667; -87.5491667
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa License, LLC)
Sister stations WFFN, WBEI, WTID, WTSK, WTBC
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live (HD3)
Website wtug.com
nick975.com (HD3)

WTUG-FM (92.9 FM) is a radio station serving the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, vicinity with an Urban Adult Contemporary format.[1] Licensed to Northport, Alabama, United States. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media.[2]

In February 2005, Apex Broadcasting Inc. (Houston L. Pearce, chairman) reached an agreement to sell WTUG-FM and six other radio stations in Alabama to Citadel Broadcasting (Farid Suleman, chairman/CEO) for a reported sale price of $29 million.[3] Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[4]

Cumulus sold WTUG-FM and its sister stations to Townsquare Media on July 31, 2012.

WTUG-FM provides regular weather coverage from ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann. During times of active severe, tropical, and Winter weather events, WTUG-FM provides West, Alabama's only live and local weather coverage on the radio, with local, in house, Staff Meteorologist Bobby Best.

Additionally, under the ownership of Townsquare Media and the direction of Market President/Chief Revenue Officer David R. Dubose, WTUG-FM also provides West, Alabama radio's only live and local news coverage with News Director Don Hartley and West, Alabama's only live and local traffic coverage with Traffic Reporter Capt'n Ray.


  1. ^ "WTUG-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Deals - 2/21/2005". Broadcasting & Cable. 2005-02-21. 
  4. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 

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