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Alabama Radio and TV Station Photos from the John in Arizona Collection


Huntsville, Alabama The photos in the Alabama section are listed in alphabetical order by call letters. All photos are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere. All of the photos below were taken in 2012.

The majority of the stations featured in this Alabama section are part of the Huntsville, Alabama radio and television markets. The TV screen shots shown are frame grabs off original broadcasts and give you and idea of how their station looks on the air.

WAAY TV: Huntsville channel 31 came on the air in 1959 as WAFG-TV. Call letters were changed to WAAY-TV in 1963.

WAAY TV Channel 31 Huntsville, Alabama WAAY 31.1

WAAY TV Channel 31 Huntsville, Alabama WAAY 31.1

WAAY TV Channel 31 Huntsville, Alabama WAAY 31.1

WAAY TV Channel 31 Huntsville, Alabama WAAY 31.1

WAAY TV Channel 31 Huntsville, Alabama WAAY 31.1


WAFF TV: Huntsville channel 48 has had a very colorful history since coming on the air as WMSL-TV in 1954. From 1975 to 1978 they were WYUR-TV. Fire destroyed their facility when it was located at Monte Sano. The 1414 North Memorial Parkway location is pictured below along with screen grabs.

WAFF TV 48 Huntsville studios at 1414 North Memorial Parkway - 2012.

WAFF TV 48 Huntsville studios at 1414 North Memorial Parkway - 2012.

WAFF TV 48 Huntsville studios at 1414 North Memorial Parkway - 2012.


WAFF TV Channel 48 Huntsville, Alabama WAFF 48.1

WAFF TV Channel 48 Huntsville, Alabama WAFF 48.1

WAFF TV Channel 48 Huntsville, Alabama WAFF 48.1

WAFF TV Channel 48 Huntsville, Alabama WAFF 48.1

WAFF TV Channel 48 Huntsville, Alabama WAFF 48.1

WAFF TV Channel 48 Huntsville, Alabama WAFF 48.1

WAFF TV Channel 48 Huntsville, Alabama WAFF 48.1


WBHP: Radio 1230 Huntsville started out in 1931 as WBHS and was owned by The Hutchens Company. The call letters stood for "World's Best Hardware Store." The station went dark in 1933. They came back on the air in 1937 as WBHP which stood for a previous owner, Wilton "Buster" Harvey Pollard. Studios were downtown until moving the the Governor's Drivea location as seen in the first two photos. The transmitter and tower remain on Governor's Drive, but studios are now located at 26869 Peoples Road in Madison as seen in these photos. Owned by Clear Channel Communications, this building is also studios for WHOS 800 Decatur; WDRM 102.1 Decatur; WQRV 100.3 Meridanville; and WTAK 106.1 Hartselle.

WBHP Radio 1320 transmitter location on Governor's Drive (and former studios) - 2012.

WBHP Radio 1320 transmitter and tower location on Governor's Drive - 2012.

Clear Channel Communications 26869 Peoples Road, Madison building - 2012.

Clear Channel Communications located at 26869 Peoples Road, Madison - 2012.

Clear Channel Communications multi-logo truck - 2012.


WDJL: Radio 1000 Huntsville came on the air in 1968 as WVOV, in 1991 they changed to KTAK in 1991 and in 1994 to WDJL. Their transmitter and tower are located on Stringfield Road NW as seen in this photo.
WDJL Radio 1000 Huntsville tower on Stringfield Road NW - 2012.


WEUP: Starting out in 1958 on 1600, WEUP moved to 1700 (former WEZU) and 1600 became WHIY. The studios, transmitter, and towers are located 2609 Jordan Lane NW. This is also the home for WEUP-FM 103.1 licensed to Moulton as well as WEZU FM 92.1 licensed to Minor Hill, TN.
Sign at WEUP 1700 studio location, 2609 Jordan Lane NW in Huntsville - 2012.

New and old signage at WEUP 1700, 2609 Jordan Lane NW in Huntsville - 2012.

WEUP 1700 studios at 2609 Jordan Lane NW in Huntsville - 2012.

WEUP 1700 6 tower array at 2609 Jordan Lane NW in Huntsville - 2012.

WEUP 1700 front office at 2609 Jordan Lane NW in Huntsville - 2012.

John and Nancy at the WEUP studios at 2609 Jordan Lane NW in Huntsville - 2012.

WEUP vehicles parked at studios - 2012.

WEUP vehicle parked at the studiso - 2012.


WGNQ: 1480 Bridgeport started out in 1961 as WBTS. In 1998 they changed to WKEA and in 2001 to WYMR. In 2007 the calls were again changed, this time to WGNQ. The transmitter and tower are located at the corner of Bleeker Street and Giles Avenue in Bridgeport.
WGNQ Radio 1480 Bridgeport tower at Bleeker Street and Giles Avenue - 2012.

WGNQ Radio 1480 Bridgeport tranmitter building at Bleeker Street and Giles Avenue - 2012.


WHNT-TV: Channel 19 Huntsville came on the air November 23, 1963 the day after President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. They have always been a CBS affiliate. Originally they were located at Monte Sano, but after the fire that destroyed WAFF-TV they made the decision to move studios downtown. Their studios are located at 200 Holmes Avenue.
WHNT TV studios at 200 Holmes Avenue in Huntsville - 2012.

WHNT TV studios at 200 Holmes Avenue in Huntsville - 2012.

WHNT TV studios at 200 Holmes Avenue in Huntsville - 2012.

WHNT TV news vehicles in - 2012.

WHNT TV news vehicles in - 2012.

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1

WHNT TV Channel 19 Huntsville, Alabama WHNT 19.1


WHOS: 800 Decatur came on the air in 1948. Studios are in Huntsville, their transmitter and tower are located on 2nd Street SW in Decatur.
WHOS 800 tower on 2nd Street SW in Decatur - 2012.


WKAC: Studios, transmitter, and tower for WKAC 1080 Athens are located at 19245 Highway 127 north of Athens.
WKAC 1080 sign at 19245 Highway 127 in Athens - 2012.

WKAC 1080 studios, transmitter, and tower at 19245 Highway 127 in Athens - 2012.

WKAC 1080 studios, transmitter, and tower at 19245 Highway 127 in Athens - 2012.


WKEA-FM: 98.3 Scottsboro started in 1965 as WCNA changing to WKEA in 1981. The KEA Radio headquarters is located at at 19784 John T. Reid Parkway near Scottsboro. This is home to WKEA-FM 98.3 Scottsboro and WMXN-FM 101.7 Stevenson.
KEA Radio headquarters at 19784 John T. Reid Parkway near Scottsboro - 2012.


WKZD: Licensed to Priceville, 1310 started in 1983 as WJRA and changed to WGAH in 2001. In 2009 the calls were changed to WKZD. Their transmitter and tower are located east of I-65 south of East Upper River Road.
WKZD 1310 Priceville tower on East Upper River Road just east of I-65 - 2012.


WLOR: Starting out in 1946 on 1490 as WHBS, this Huntsville station moved to 1550 in 1952. In 1958 the call letters became WAAY lasting to 1989. WAAJ became WLOR in 1993. Studios are located at 1555 The Boardwalk along with WAHR FM 99.1 and WRTT FM 95.1. The transmitter and three tower array are located north of Huntsville west of Pulaski Pike.
WLOR 1550 Huntsville studios at 1555 The Boardwalk - 2012.

WLOR 1550 Huntsville studios at 1555 The Boardwalk - 2012.

WLOR 1550 Huntsville studios at 1555 The Boardwalk - 2012.

WLOR 1550 3 towers north of Huntsville just west of Pulaski Pike - 2012.

WRTT FM 95.1 truck in the parking lot at 1555 The Boardwalk - 2012.


WTZT-CD: ZTV-11 is a Class A TV station in Athens. Studios are located at 1785 US Highway 72 in Athens.
WTZT-CD sign at 1785 US Highway 72 in Athens - 2012.

WTZT-CD studios at 1785 US Highway 72 Athens - 2012.


WUMP: 730 Madison started in 1982 as WABT. They changed to WDKT in 1985, WKMW in 1991, WBBI in 1993, and then WUMP in 1995. Their transmitter and tower are located on Hughes Road. Studios are located with other Cumulus stations (see below).
WUMP Radio 730 tower on Hughes Road in Madison - 2012.


WVNN: Cumulus stations WVNN 770; WVNN-FM 92.5; WUMP 730; WHRP FM 94.1; WWFF FM 93.3; and WZYP FM 104.3 studios are located at 1717 U.S. Highway 72 East in Athens. The WVNN 4 tower nighttime array is located north of Athens east of I-65.
WVNN 770 four tower nighttime array located north of Athens east of I-65 - 2012.

Cumulus stations studios at 1717 U.S. Highway 72 East in Athens - 2012.

Cumulus stations studios at 1717 U.S. Highway 72 East in Athens - 2012.

Cumulus station WWFF FM 93.3 (New Market) truck.

Cumulus station WHRP FM 94.1 (Gurley) truck - 2012.


WWTM: 1400 Decatur started out in 1935 as WMSL (Mutual Savings Life) and changed to WAVD in 1987. In 2001 the call letters were changed to WWTM (W W TeaM). Their transmitter and tower are located on Finley Drive NW in Decatur. Their studios are located at 1209 Danville Road SW in Decatur looked abandoned when we were there in 2012.
WWTM Radio 1400 tower located on Finley Drive NW in Decatur - 2012.

The WWTM Radio 1400 studios at 1209 Danville Road SW in Decatur - 2012.

The WWTM Radio 1400 studios at 1209 Danville Road SW in Decatur - 2012.

The WWTM Radio 1400 studios at 1209 Danville Road SW in Decatur - 2012.


WYAM: 890 Hartselle started out in 1956 as WHRT. In 1994 the call letters were changed to WYAM. WYAM-LD Channel 51 licensed to Priceville and WYAM 890 Hartselle have studios in Decateur at 1301 Central Parkway Southwest. The WYAM 890 transmitter and tower are located next to I-65 south of the Tennessee River.
WYAM Radio 890 tower near I-65 south of the Tennessee River - 2012.

WYAM 890 and WYAM-LD Channel 51 studios at 1301 Central Parkway Southwest in Decatur - 2012.


WZDX TV: WZDX TV Channel 54 started out in 1984. Studios are located at 1309 North Memorial Parkway in Huntsville. Also located there are studios for WAMY-TV Channel 8, "MY 8." WZDX's 54.3 sub channel airs MeTV programming.
WZDX TV Channel 54 studios at 1309 North Memorial Parkway in Huntsville - 2012.

WZDX TV Channel 54 studios at 1309 North Memorial Parkway in Huntsville - 2012.

WZDX TV Channel 54 studios at 1309 North Memorial Parkway in Huntsville - 2012.

WZDX TV Channel 54.3 MeTV screen grab - 2012.

WZDX TV Channel 54.1 Huntsville, Alabama WZDX 54.1


Please remember all images are the property of John C Johnson / John In Arizona / johninarizona.com and may not be used in any form elsewhere.

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