A radio station on Lookout Mountain ‘serving the heart of Dixie’

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FORT PAYNE, Ala. (WHNT) -- There's a small building on top of Lookout Mountain in Fort Payne with a sole purpose to be there for the community -- an entire county's worth.

Friday morning a voice filters through the airwaves for several hours. It originates from a small AM station situated on top of Lookout Mountain in DeKalb County.

"Mike Wallace, Newstalk 1400 WFPA Fort Payne, Alabama." Wallace is the owner of the station and it's his voice that is on the air every morning, with guests like DeKalb County officials, community members, and one of the latest - the governor.

The discussions skirt to issues and topics going on in the DeKalb County area.

"It's beginning to mean a lot to the people around here and I'm just pleased I can be a part of that," Wallace says.

Wallace says his show has thousands of listeners each day. He says people over the state lines tune in and on the web.

There's only a handful of others who work at the station so it's a small one, but  with a big goal to be dedicated to the community.

"They're all like members of the family when they call, they know me by name, they call me at night because the telephone from the station rings at my house," Wallace says, "We're a very small staff as you can see, but it works and I'm very pleased that people are happy with it and they listen to it and I hope they continue to."

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