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Friday, September 9, 2016

Famous Fairhope Radio Station Moving

Fairhope, Alabama



New WABF studio "behind the blue door"


WABF OFF THE AIR INTERMITTENTLY TODAY

A Fairhope tradition since 1961, the WABF radio studio is relocating from its original home at 460 S. Section Street to its new digs at 9 North Church Street downtown.
new studio layout

According to the station's website, broadcasting of regularly scheduled programming will resume as soon as possible after the equipment is moved and reinstalled.

The old station building will be demolished and the antenna behind it dismantled to make way for a new six lot residential subdivision called Southtown Pointe -- to be built by local contractor Mike McElmurry.

The homes will be similar to those he built elsewhere in the city (Grand Ave.) and each lot will have a separate driveway, according to the Planning Commission discussion.

9 N. Church
An easement will be created for the underground drain pipe installed by the city through the property in the 1970s to drain nearby Ivy Circle and the city will continue to maintain it.

When it resumes, WABF's transmission (AM 1220) will be from a sister station located in Mobile, but the same personalities and format will be continued in the Church Street studio -- where they will have a new picture window view of street activities.

The station is now owned by Eternity Media Group of Mississippi.



old studio to be demolished


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