|Broadcast area||Anniston, Alabama|
|First air date||April 15, 1956 (as WJHB in Talladega)|
|Power||2,500 watts (day)|
22 watts (night)
|Transmitter coordinates|| (day)|
|Callsign meaning||Former call letters of 690 AM Birmingham, picked up by then-WKFN when 690 dropped them in 1992|
|Former callsigns||WJHB (1956–1962)|
|Owner||Woodard Broadcasting Company, Inc.|
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