On the morning of Saturday, January 12th, Alabama Public Radio (APR) occasionally broadcast a message delivered by Maggie Martin, one of their news reporters and radio announcers, that was directed to residents of southwest Alabama, northwest Florida, and southeast Mississippi who received radio programming from APR through WHIL-FM (91.3; licensed to Mobile). She told the residents the broadcast signal for WHIL-FM might get disrupted over the weekend due to a plan by Clear Channel Communications to work on the broadcast tower in Spanish Fort, Alabama (east of Mobile) supporting the transmitters for WHIL-FM, WKRG-TV, WRKH-FM (96.1), WMXC-FM (99.9), and WABD-FM (97.5) (Clear Channel owned and operated WRKH-FM and WMXC-FM while the tower was owned by Media General, the owners of WKRG-TV). The message was broadcast during breaks for programs normally broadcast by APR on Saturday morning.
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