WTUG-FM
WTUG 92.9 logo.png
Broadcast areaTuscaloosa and Vicinity
Frequency92.9 MHz (HD Radio)
BrandingWTUG 92.9 FM
Programming
FormatUrban adult contemporary
SubchannelsHD2: Tide 100.9 (Sports)
HD3: 97.5 MeTV FM (Soft oldies)
HD4: WMHZ simulcast (Classic rock)
Ownership
Owner
WFFN, WQRR, WALJ, WTBC, WTSK
History
First air date
1979
Technical information
Facility ID54796
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT298.8 meters (980 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
33°03′15″N 87°32′57″W / 33.05417°N 87.54917°W / 33.05417; -87.54917
Translator(s)106.3 W292DU (Tuscaloosa)
HD2: 100.9 W265CG (Tuscaloosa)
HD3: 97.5 W248BO (Tuscaloosa)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live (HD2)
Listen Live (HD3)
Websitewtug.com
tide1009.com (HD2)
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 WBMA-LD 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.

On December 20, 2017, WTUG-FM's HD3 subchannel flipped from adult album alternative as "Birmingham Mountain Radio" to classic hits as "Nick 97.5", named for University of Alabama coach Nick Saban, with the first song being "Sweet Home Alabama" by Lynyrd Skynyrd.[5] On January 24, 2022, the HD3 subchannel flipped to soft oldies as "97.5 MeTV-FM".[6]

Translators

Broadcast translators of WTUG-HD2
Call sign Frequency
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City of license Facility
ID
ERP
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Height
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Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
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 LMS
Broadcast translators of WTUG-HD3
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
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Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
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 LMS

References

  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.
  5. ^ "Nick 97.5 Launches Tuscaloosa's Greatest Hits". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-01-24.
  6. ^ "MeTV-FM Debuts In Tuscaloosa". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2022-01-24.