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Hey gang!! Here's what's happening at WDXD.

Since officially signing WDXD-LP 101.9 on the air full time last summer (7/27/2015) life certainly got much busier!

The LPFM signal, with 33 watts ERP with an antenna at 169 feet, covers a large part, but not all, of the Tallahassee market. The signal reaches three counties in Florida: Leon, Jefferson, and Wakulla. Best coverage is within 6 to 8 miles of the transmitter site, but interestingly enough, when the weather is overcast, it has been heard as far as Panacea, Fla., just over 30 miles to the south.

WDXD-LP is on the air as of 6/8/2015

Legal signal up. A thousand things to do, but license to cover can be filed for this month.

Co-channel interference from WBGE Bainbridge GA is pretty bad. Not quite at full power here as engineers continue to work on tech stuff. But..on the air at last!

Tower construction cost is a killer!

I have a quote for $21k to have the 180 foot tower built. Ouch!!

WDXDs baby sibling

I decided that it was time to bring my 1610 back to life. I am considering a simulcast of WDXD-LP with the Part 15 AM. With the studios almost rebuilt, I expect to have 1610 returned to the air by December. WDXD will take a bit longer than that to complete.

WDXD update - Oct. 2014

"It seems so close - but yet so far" would be an accurate description of the emotions I feel as we inch closer to the on-air signing on of WDXD-LP 101.9 here in Tallahassee.

Finding sponsors and donors has been challenging. As of now I have roughly $8,000 invested in the station. A brand new double bay antenna has just arrived. The tower site field has been recently mowed and mstly cleared. I am awaiting the quote from the tower man, who will be constructing our 180 foot tower.


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