WTSK
WTSK praise93.3 logo.png
CityTuscaloosa, Alabama
Broadcast areaTuscaloosa and vicinity
Frequency790 kHz
BrandingPraise 93.3
Programming
FormatGospel
Ownership
OwnerTownsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Tuscaloosa License, LLC)
WFFN, WQRR, WTBC, WALJ, WTUG-FM
History
First air date
1958 (as WTUG)
Former call signs
WTUG (1958-1980)
Call sign meaning
TSK = "Tuscaloosa"[1]
Technical information
Facility ID54795
ClassD
Power5,000 watts (day)
36 watts (night)
Translator(s)93.3 W227DD (Brent)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitepraise933.com

WTSK (790 AM, "Praise 93.3") is a radio station serving the Tuscaloosa, Alabama, area with a Gospel music format.[2] It is under ownership of Townsquare Media.

In February 2005, Apex Broadcasting Inc. (Houston L. Pearce, chairman) reached an agreement to sell WTSK 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 the station, along with its sister stations, to Townsquare Media effective July 31, 2012.

WTSK provides regular weather coverage from ABC 33/40 Chief Meteorologist James Spann. During times of active severe, tropical, and Winter weather events, WTSK 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, WTSK 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 WTSK
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W227DD 93.3 Brent, Alabama 157152 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. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on March 1, 2010.
  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.

Coordinates: 33°11′17″N 87°35′23″W / 33.18806°N 87.58972°W / 33.18806; -87.58972