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WKNU

WKNU
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City of license Brewton, Alabama
Branding Coyote Country
Frequency 106.3 MHz
First air date August 19, 1974
Format Country
ERP 3,800 watts
HAAT 127 meters (417 feet)
Class A
Facility ID 19430
Transmitter coordinates

31°6′42.00″N 87°1′17.00″W / 31.1116667°N 87.0213889°W / 31.1116667; -87.0213889{{#coordinates:31|6|42.00|N| 87|1|17.00|W|region:US-AL_type:landmark | |name=

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Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner WKNU Radio Inc.

WKNU (106.3 FM, "Coyote Country") is a radio station licensed to serve Brewton, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by WKNU Radio Inc.

WKNU broadcasts a country music format that includes some programming from ABC Radio.[1] In addition to its usual music programming, the station airs Major League Baseball games as an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves radio network[2] and Alabama Crimson Tide football as a member of the Crimson Tide Sports Network.[3]

History

WKNU signed on as a new FM radio station broadcasting on 106.3 MHz with 3,000 watts of effective radiated power from an antenna at 100 feet in height above average terrain. The station was owned and operated by John E. Shipp Jr. The station's original format was primarily country & western music with some hours dedicated to top 40 music, rock music, and (on Sundays) religious music.

In September 1978, John E. Shipp Jr. reached an agreement to sell this station to Hugh L. Ellington. The deal was approved by the FCC on December 11, 1978.[4]

In July 1983, Hugh L. Ellington applied to the FCC to transfer the license for WKNU to Ellington Radio Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on July 29, 1983.[5]

In January 2007, Ellington Radio Inc. reached an agreement to sell this station to WKNU Radio Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on March 5, 2007, and the transaction was consummated on March 13, 2007.[6]

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Affiliate Radio Stations". The Official Site of the Atlanta Braves. Retrieved December 24, 2008. 
  3. ^ "Football Radio Network". RollTide.com - The Official Web Site of the University of Alabama Athletics. Retrieved December 24, 2008. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19780926EC)". FCC Media Bureau. December 11, 1978. 
  5. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-19830711GW)". FCC Media Bureau. July 29, 1983. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20070103ABT)". FCC Media Bureau. March 13, 2007. 

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