WLAY-A Gets FM Translator; Celebrates With Unique Broadcasts
November 6, 2007 at 12:09 PM (PT)
URBAN RADIO Variety WLAY-A/FLORENCE MUSCLE SHOALS has been granted permission by the FCC to begin simulcasting its AM programming on the FM band on a translator at 92.3. The station, which programs only music written or recorded in MUSCLE SHOALS, AL, celebrated the FM launch with a two-day marathon, broadcasting live from two of the city's most celebrated recording studios. FAME STUDIOS, where legendary recordings by ARETHA FRANKLIN, WILSON PICKETT, THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND, LITTLE RICHARD, JERRY LEE LEWIS, SOLOMON BURKE, GEORGE JONES and OTIS REDDING have been recorded, played host to WLAY-A on day one of the launch.
MUSCLE SHOALS SOUND STUDIOS, with an equally impressive pedigree of artists to its credit including BOB DYLAN, ROD STEWART, BOB SEGER, PAUL SIMON, THE STAPLE SINGERS, CHER, BOZ SCAGGS, CAT STEVENS, LYNYRD SKYNYRD, WILLIE NELSON, THE ROLLING STONES, JOE COCKER and TRAFFIC, was the site of the second day's broadcast.
Acclaimed documentary film-maker PAUL JUSTMAN ("Standing In The Shadows of
Motown") is presently filming a documentary about the music of MUSCLE SHOALS, slated for completion in 2009.
For more information, contact URBAN RADIO BROADCASTING Regional Dir./Programming BRIAN RICKMAN at (256) 383-2525 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.