Lamar Broadcasting, Inc.
FAYETTE
Today on The Big Cat Friday
July 19
7:00a - Morning Call
7:30a - At Your Service
9:00a - Back to the Cross
12:00p - Bible Talk
All Day - Classic Hit Music
6:30p - Fayette Co. HS Football

Upcoming on The Big Cat

Saturday

12:00p - Bible Talk

12:30p - Classic Hits

TBA - College Football

Sunday

7:30a - In the Garden

8:00a - Back to the Cross

1:00p - Faithway Baptist

1:30p - Classic Hits

News & Sports Headlines via AL.com

FAYETTE 5 Day Forecast
Norwood Wyatt Funeral Home
Nelson Funeral Home
Lawrence Farm - Fayette Alabama Credit Union Selman's Garage

WLDX Programming

Sports Programming on The Big Cat

WLDX is proud to bring our listeners great sports coverage throughout the year.

We serve as your home for news & live games for The University of Alabama, and along with our sister stations also broadcast Auburn University athletics.

In addition to college sports, we are deeply committed to broadcasting & highlighting our local high schools & high school athletes here in Fayette County. We carry local high shcool sporting events throughout the year, covering many of the schools in our listening area, focusing on our Fayette County teams:

  • Fayette County
  • Berry
  • Hubbertville
  Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
7:00 a Music Morning Call Classic Hits
7:30 a In the Garden At Your Service
8:00 a Back to the Cross Classic Hits
8:30 a Southern Gospel
9:00 a Classic Hits In the Garden Classic Hits Back to the Cross
9:30 a Classic Hits Classic Hits
10:00 a
10:30 a
11:00 a
11:30 a
12:00 p Bible Talk
12:30 p Classic Hits
1:00 p Faithway Baptist
1:30 p Classic Hits
2p - 7 a
Syndicated Program Local Program Music

Crimson Tide Today, daily updates from Alabama athletics, & Tiger Clips, daily updates from Auburn athletics, air Monday-Friday.

Local high school sports programming & coverage of Alabama athletics will preempt our regular schedule.

About WLDX

Our Staff at The Big Cat

Glenn CrawfordOwner/HostCurt SmithGeneral Manager/Host
Wayne BarnesSales/Sports TeamGracie CarterSales Team
Chris ChampionStaffMichelle WoodruffStaff
Matt BryanStaff

WLDX began in 1949 as WWWF, a 1000 watt daytime-only station, licensed to Bankhead Broadcasting Company. In the 1960s, WWWF began a format known as "Something For Everyone", and featured country in the mornings, a half-hour of gospel music at midday, easy listening until mid-afternoon, and rock music for the rest of the evening However, in 1980, WLDX changed to a full-time country music format.

In March 1986, Bankhead Broadcasting reached an agreement to sell the Fayette station to SIS Sound of Fayette, Inc. Once the deal was approved by the FCC, the call letters were changed to WLDX.

In 1996, WLDX was once again sold, this time to Thomley Broadcasting who would own the station until 2005. In 2005, the station was then sold to Dean Broadcasting. In July 2017, Dean Broadcasting agreed to a lease agreement with Hometown Radio Partnership of Fayette, Alabama and WLDX switched from a primarily country music format with local programming to a christian broadcasting format, playing a variety of christian themed programs & a blend of southern gospel and contemporary christian music. Sports programming was also included with WLDX carrying The University of Alabama Crimson Tide football & men's basketball, and Fayette County High School football. News programming was provided by the hard-right leaning Yellowhammer Network and the Alabama Radio Network. The local trade & sell program "Switch & Swap" was a constant fixture on the station since its beginnings in 1949.

In 2017, WLDX acquired an FM translator allowing the station to broadcast on an FM frequency, and 97.1 The River was born.

In July 2019, Lamar Broadcasting, Inc. signed a lease agreement with Dean Broadcasting. The WLDX format was changed to 70s, 80s & 90s hits, and the Big Cat 97.1 began. In addition to the music format, the Big Cat serves as the local sports home for Fayette County High School football, as well as other sports from area schools in Fayette County, including Hubbertville & Berry.

WLDX Big Cat 97.1 & its sister stations, WJEC 106.5 & WVSA 100.7, have signals reaching 15 counties in northwest Alabama and northeast Mississippi, serving a population in excess of 350,000 people. If you are interested in advertising with us & want an opportunity to reach a vast audience, give us a call or email today!

Contact WLDX

Lamar Broadcasting Company, Inc.
WJEC-FM / WVSA-FM / WLDX-FM
P.O. Box 630
Vernon, Alabama

Phone: (205) 695-9191
Fax: (205) 695-9131
Email: wjec1065@yahoo.com

FAYETTE
FAYETTE 5 Day Forecast
Today on The Big Cat Friday
July 19
7:00a - Morning Call
7:30a - At Your Service
9:00a - Back to the Cross
12:00p - Bible Talk
All Day - Classic Hit Music
6:30p - Fayette Co. HS Football

Upcoming on The Big Cat

Saturday

12:00p - Bible Talk

12:30p - Classic Hits

TBA - College Football

Sunday

7:30a - In the Garden

8:00a - Back to the Cross

1:00p - Faithway Baptist

1:30p - Classic Hits

 
Lawrence Farm - Fayette
Alabama Credit Union

News & Sports Headlines via AL.com

 
Selman's Garage
Norwood Wyatt Funeral Home

WLDX Programming

Sports Programming on The Big Cat

WLDX is proud to bring our listeners great sports coverage throughout the year.

We serve as your home for news & live games for The University of Alabama, and along with our sister stations also broadcast Auburn University athletics.

In addition to college sports, we are deeply committed to broadcasting & highlighting our local high schools & high school athletes here in Fayette County. We carry local high shcool sporting events throughout the year, covering many of the schools in our listening area, focusing on our Fayette County teams:

  • Fayette County
  • Berry
  • Hubbertville

Music & Local Programming on The Big Cat

At The Big Cat, we bring you the best rock & pop hits of the 70s, 80s, and 90s every day. From the end of disco through the music video genration to the hair bands of the 90s - WLDX plays the songs that you remember & love.

On Sundays, we turn our focus to Southern Gospel & local programming, with several church & and bible study programs from around our area. In between, The Big Cat features the best in southen gospel music. Then in the afternoon, we return to our regular format.

And as always, Monday through Saturday, we have our flagship program, Party Line, each morning at 8:30(ish). Call in with your buy, sell, & trade requests and we'll put them on the airwaves!

 
Nelson Funeral Home

About WLDX

Our Staff at The Big Cat

Glenn CrawfordOwner/HostCurt SmithGeneral Manager/Host
Wayne BarnesSales/Sports TeamGracie CarterSales Team
Chris ChampionStaffMichelle WoodruffStaff
Matt BryanStaff
 
 
 

WLDX began in 1949 as WWWF, a 1000 watt daytime-only station, licensed to Bankhead Broadcasting Company. In the 1960s, WWWF began a format known as "Something For Everyone", and featured country in the mornings, a half-hour of gospel music at midday, easy listening until mid-afternoon, and rock music for the rest of the evening However, in 1980, WLDX changed to a full-time country music format.

In March 1986, Bankhead Broadcasting reached an agreement to sell the Fayette station to SIS Sound of Fayette, Inc. Once the deal was approved by the FCC, the call letters were changed to WLDX.

In 1996, WLDX was once again sold, this time to Thomley Broadcasting who would own the station until 2005. In 2005, the station was then sold to Dean Broadcasting. In July 2017, Dean Broadcasting agreed to a lease agreement with Hometown Radio Partnership of Fayette, Alabama and WLDX switched from a primarily country music format with local programming to a christian broadcasting format, playing a variety of christian themed programs & a blend of southern gospel and contemporary christian music. Sports programming was also included with WLDX carrying The University of Alabama Crimson Tide football & men's basketball, and Fayette County High School football. News programming was provided by the hard-right leaning Yellowhammer Network and the Alabama Radio Network. The local trade & sell program "Switch & Swap" was a constant fixture on the station since its beginnings in 1949.

In 2017, WLDX acquired an FM translator allowing the station to broadcast on an FM frequency, and 97.1 The River was born.

In July 2019, Lamar Broadcasting, Inc. signed a lease agreement with Dean Broadcasting. The WLDX format was changed to 70s, 80s & 90s hits, and the Big Cat 97.1 began. In addition to the music format, the Big Cat serves as the local sports home for Fayette County High School football, as well as other sports from area schools in Fayette County, including Hubbertville & Berry.

WLDX Big Cat 97.1 & its sister stations, WJEC 106.5 & WVSA 100.7, have signals reaching 15 counties in northwest Alabama and northeast Mississippi, serving a population in excess of 350,000 people. If you are interested in advertising with us & want an opportunity to reach a vast audience, give us a call or email today!

 

Contact WJEC

Lamar Broadcasting Company, Inc.
WJEC-FM / WVSA-FM / WLDX-FM
P.O. Box 630
Vernon, Alabama

Phone: (205) 695-9191
Fax: (205) 695-9131
Email: wjec1065@yahoo.com

 
 
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