Broadcast areaHuntsville, Alabama
Frequency106.1 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding106.1 WTAK
FormatClassic rock
SubchannelsHD2: Smells Like the 90s (1990s alternative rock)
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
First air date
1991 (1991) (as WYAM-FM)
Former call signs
WYAM (1991–1993)[1]
Technical information
Facility ID25383
ERP5,400 watts
HAAT221 meters (725 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
34°27′45″N 86°38′36″W / 34.46250°N 86.64333°W / 34.46250; -86.64333
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)

WTAK-FM (106.1 MHz) is a classic rock-formatted radio station licensed to Hartselle, Alabama, and owned by San Antonio–based iHeartMedia, Inc.[2] 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, and its studios are located in Madison, Alabama.

In the 2000s, WTAK-FM was one of the top-rated radio stations in the Huntsville market.[3]


The on-air staff currently consists of "Deano," Johnny Maze, and "BigRig," who appear each weekday. The station's morning show is the syndicated The John Boy and Billy Big Show, heard weekday mornings from 5 to 9 a.m.[4]


In addition to its regular music programming, WTAK-FM also carries The House of Hair with Dee Snider on Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m. On Sunday mornings from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., Flashback, hosted by Matt Pinfield, airs.


WTAK-FM was originally known by the call sign WYAM 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.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010.
  3. ^ 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.
  4. ^ "Big Show - Stations". The John Boy and Billy Radio Network. Archived from the original on 2007-12-13. Retrieved 2007-12-31.