WACT

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WACT
City of license Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Branding Hallelujah 1420
Frequency 1420 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date September 1958
Format Urban Gospel
Power 5,000 watts (day)
108 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 48643
Transmitter coordinates 33°10′30″N 87°33′18″W / 33.17500°N 87.55500°W / 33.17500; -87.55500
Callsign meaning W Alabama Crimson Tide[1]
Former callsigns WACT (1958-2008)
WENN (2008-2009)[2]
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX Limited Partnership)
Sister stations WRTR, WTXT, WZBQ
Website hallelujaham1420.com

WACT (1420 AM, "Hallelujah 1420") is a radio station licensed to serve Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. The station, founded in 1958, is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and the license is held by Capstar TX Limited Partnership.

Programming[edit]

WACT broadcasts an urban gospel format.[3] WACT also broadcasts games of the Atlanta Braves, from that Major League Baseball team's region-wide radio network.

Notable former weekday programs included a local morning show hosted by Steve and Leah as well as a regional afternoon talk show hosted by Dominick Brascia. Syndicated programming on WACT includes shows hosted by Rick and Bubba, Michael Savage, Clark Howard, and Phil Hendrie.

History[edit]

Known as WACT for 50 years from September 1958 to September 2008, the station was assigned the call letters WENN by the Federal Communications Commission on September 18, 2008.[2] The station aired a sports format as "1420 The Tusk".

The WACT callsign was restored on February 25, 2009.[2] This change accompanied a change to a news/talk format and rebranding as "News Radio 1420".

On October 29, 2012 WACT changed their format to comedy, branded as "Comedy 1420".

On August 11, 2014 WACT changed their format to urban gospel, branded as "Hallelujah 1420".

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, Bob (February 1, 2009). "Call Letter Origins". The Broadcast Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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