WRTR
Broadcast areaTuscaloosa, Alabama
Frequency105.9 MHz
BrandingTalk Radio 105.9
Programming
FormatNews/talk
AffiliationsFox News Radio
Fox Sports Radio
NBC News Radio
Compass Media Networks
Premiere Networks
Ownership
Owner
WACT, WTXT, WZBQ
History
First air date
1966; 58 years ago (1966) (as WACT-FM at 105.5)
Former call signs
WACT-FM (1966–1997)
Former frequencies
105.5 MHz (1966–2005)
Call sign meaning
W Roll Tide Roll
Technical information
Facility ID48645
ClassC3
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT82 meters (269 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
33°14′17″N 87°29′06″W / 33.23806°N 87.48500°W / 33.23806; -87.48500
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitetalkradio1059.iheart.com

WRTR (105.9 FM, "Talk Radio 105.9") is a radio station broadcasting a news/talk radio format.[1] Licensed to Brookwood, Alabama, United States, the station serves the Tuscaloosa area. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and the broadcast license is held by iHM Licenses, LLC.[2] The station has studios located on 11th Street in Downtown Tuscaloosa, while it's transmitter is located on 40th Avenue.

The station started life as WACT-FM, and changed its call letters to the current WRTR-FM on March 31, 1997.

WRTR was known as "Tuscaloosa's Rock Station" and is the home of The Bob and Tom Show in West Alabama. Popular radio host Joe Elvis has hosted Afternoon Drive since 2002 and The Wild Bill Show airs every weeknight.

Former logo

On May 4, 2009, WRTR changed their format to news/talk, simulcasting WACT (1420 AM), branded as "Talk Radio 105.9". Overnight, the station broadcasts the syndicated Coast to Coast AM hosted by George Noory.[3]

References

  1. ^ "WRTR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 12, 2010.
  3. ^ "Alabama Affiliates". Coast to Coast AM. Retrieved December 31, 2011.