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98.3 Fox FM more than doubles power; moves to HD Radio transmission with additional digital channels


SYLACAUGA, Ala. – The Federal Communications Commission has approved a more than doubling of power for 98.3 Fox FM, making it the region’s strongest commercial radio station.

This significant primary coverage area expansion builds on the station’s recent digital upgrades. Since May, WFXO-FM has been transmitting in both traditional analog and subscription-free HD Radio formats using “hybrid digital” technology. Listeners with HD radios can hear the main 98.3 Fox FM channel in digital form (called HD1) as well as an additional music channel (HD2) featuring programming also heard on Yea!106.5, with more digital channels to be added.

The station returned to the Sylacauga area at the end of 2016 after 12 years in Ashland. It originally launched as WMLS-FM in Sylacauga in 1959.

98.3 Fox FM is one of eight local and regional signals operated under the RadioAlabama brand by Marble City Media LLC, collectively serving the U.S. Highway 280 corridor between Birmingham and Auburn and from the Talladega area south to and through Montgomery. All are available via direct online streams, Apple and Android smartphone and tablet apps, and through TuneIn, iHeart Radio, and Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker skills.

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