WTBC
WTBC CATFISH100.1 logo.png
Frequency1230 kHz
BrandingCatfish 100.1
Programming
FormatClassic Country
AffiliationsLocal Radio Networks
Ownership
Owner
WFFN, WQRR, WALJ, WTSK, WTUG-FM
History
First air date
1946
Former call signs
WRRX (1987-1989)
WRLX (1989-1991)
WTNW (1991-1997)
Call sign meaning
Tuscaloosa Broadcasting Company[1]
Technical information
Facility ID731
ClassC
Power1,000 watts (unlimited)
Transmitter coordinates
33°13′09″N 87°30′31″W / 33.21917°N 87.50861°W / 33.21917; -87.50861
Translator(s)100.1 W261BT (Tuscaloosa)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitecatfishtuscaloosa.com

WTBC (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic country format. Licensed to Tuscaloosa, Alabama, United States, the station serves the greater Tuscaloosa area.[2] The station is owned by Townsquare Media and features programming from Local Radio Networks. It was also the first media position that James Spann ever had in the media.

In May 2016, it was announced that Townsquare Media would be buying the WTBC and sister station WNPT-FM (now WTID) for $550,000. (Alabama Broadcast Media Page) According to published reports, WNPT-FM will go sports and WTBC will retain the Catfish Country format, once the new owners take over. Townsquare Media's purchase of the stations was consummated on July 15, 2016.

As of this update, Catfish Country is now being heard exclusively on WTBC and translator W261BT, branded as Catfish 100.1.

Under the ownership of Townsquare Media, WTBC provides regular weather coverage from WVUA (TV) in Tuscaloosa, under the direction of their Chief Meteorologist Richard Scott.

During times of active severe, tropical, and Winter weather events, WTBC 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, WTBC 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.

Translator

Broadcast translators of WTBC
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W261BT 100.1 Tuscaloosa, Alabama 150872 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 LMS

References

  1. ^ Nelson, Bob (2008-10-18). "Call Letter Origins". The Broadcast Archive. Retrieved 2008-10-31.
  2. ^ "WTBC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.