WTUG-FM

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WTUG-FM
WTUG 92.9 logo.png
CityNorthport, Alabama
Broadcast areaTuscaloosa and Vicinity
BrandingWTUG 92.9 FM
SloganTuscaloosa's #1 For R&B Hits and Classics
Frequency92.9 MHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s)97.5 W248BO (Tuscaloosa, relays HD3)
100.9 W265CG (Tuscaloosa, relays HD2)
First air date1979
FormatUrban Adult Contemporary
HD2: Sports (WTID simulcast)
HD3: Classic hits "Nick 97.5"
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT298.8 meters (980 ft)
ClassC1
Facility ID54796
Transmitter coordinates33°3′15.00″N 87°32′57.00″W / 33.0541667°N 87.5491667°W / 33.0541667; -87.5491667
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa License, LLC)
Sister stationsWFFN, WQRR, WTID, WTBC, WTSK
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD3)
Websitewtug.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.

Translators[edit]

Broadcast translators of WTUG-FM
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Height
m (ft)
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info Notes
W248BO 97.5 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 150864 52 179.1 m (588 ft) D 33°9′36″N 87°30′54″W / 33.16000°N 87.51500°W / 33.16000; -87.51500 FCC Relays WTUG-FM HD3
W265CG 100.9 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 148566 250 0 m (0 ft) D 33°9′36″N 87°30′54″W / 33.16000°N 87.51500°W / 33.16000; -87.51500 FCC Relays WTUG-FM HD2

References[edit]

  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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