WZHT

WZHT

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WZHT (105.7 FM, "Hot 105.7") is a mainstream urban formatted radio station that broadcasts on the 105.7 MHz frequency licensed to Troy, Alabama, that serves the Montgomery area.

The station has an unusually large coverage area due its antennas being co-located with WSFA, which has one of the tallest towers in the Southern United States at 1,830 feet; it uses this in its slogan "The Station You Hear Everywhere".

History

105.7 FM began operations as 100,000 watt WTUB in 1972 and was owned by the Boothe family from Opp, Alabama. It primarily served Troy and South Central Alabama. It was formatted as a country music station until 1977, when it was sold to Troy businessman R.E. Shelley and became Top-40 "WRES", the new call letters being Shelley's initials.

The station was known as "106 FM". In 1982, Ozark, Alabama, architect H. Jack Mizell purchased WRES and changed the station back to a country format with WIGC (We're In God's Country), as the call sign. Mizell succeeded in having the transmitter site changed from a 400' tower in Troy to the nearly 2000' tall WSFA-TV12 tower in the Grady community, about half way between Troy and Montgomery. The 105.7 signal could then be heard from Birmingham to the north, the Northwest Florida Beaches to the south, the central Mississippi/Alabama border to the west and well into Georgia to the east.

In December 1984, WRJM "Classic 105.7" was born with a soft adult contemporary format, except...
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