As ownership of the station prepares to change, 103.9 WJRL-FM Fort Rucker/Dothan, AL has gone dark. WJRL-FM was sold by Southeast Alabama Broadcasters to Gulf South Communications in December for $260,000. It will replace 93.7 WDBT Hartford in the Gulf South cluster after that station moves into the Montgomery market and completes its sale to Brantley Broadcast Associates. The remainder of the Southeast Alabama Broadcasters cluster was leased to Jones and Mulé Communications in mid-December. With 103.9 WJRL-FM going dark for financial reasons as specified in its STA application, the programming of “Rock 104 Dothan” has moved to 100.5 WLDA Slocomb. The move replaces the Urban “100.5 The Beat” programming the station had featured.
Gulf South Communications and Southeast Alabama Broadcasters have applied for a series of mutually exclusive upgrades for some of their stations in the Dothan AL market. The first move will see Southeast Alabama’s “Rock 104” 103.9 WJRL-FM Fort Rucker increase from a Class C3 operating with 25kW at 89 meters to a C2 with 26kW at 208.1 meters. To enable the upgrade of WJRL-FM, “Country 103.7” WAAO-FM Andalusia will be shifted to 93.7 with the same facilities. The next step will see Gulf South’s News/Talk 93.7 WDBT Hartford downgrade from a Class C1 running 100kW at 260 meters to a Class A on 93.5 with 5kW at 109.3 meters. The station will also change city of license to Hope Hull where it will rimshot Montgomery by putting a 60 dBu signal over the city. A m...[Read More]