WAKG

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WAKG
WAKG-FM 2014.PNG
City of license Danville, Virginia
Broadcast area Southside
Branding "103.3 WAKG"
Slogan "Today's Hot Country and Cool Classics"
Frequency 103.3 MHz
First air date 1968
Format Country
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 199 meters
Class C1
Transmitter coordinates 36°44′28.0″N 79°23′5.0″W / 36.741111°N 79.384722°W / 36.741111; -79.384722
Former callsigns WBTM-FM (1968-1972)
WAKG (1972-Present)
Owner Piedmont Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WBTM
Webcast WAKG Websteam
Website WAKG Online

WAKG is a country formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Danville, Virginia, serving the Southside area. WAKG is owned and operated by Piedmont Broadcasting Corporation.[1]

WAKG broadcasts from a tower located on White Oak Mountain north of Danville near Chatham.

History[edit]

WAKG signed on in 1968 as WBTM-FM with easy listening music which would continue after taking the WAKG calls in 1972.

WAKG changed to its current country format in the late 1970s and since then has been nominated several times by the CMA and ACM as "Country Radio Station of the Year."

"Tabernacle Time" with Brother Bob Barber is the country's oldest radio ministry, having started on sister station WBTM in the 1930s.[2]

In popular culture[edit]

On the last episode of the CBS show WKRP in Cincinnati, entitled, "Up and Down the Dial", which aired on April 21, 1982, a WAKG FM 103 bumper sticker is very visible in program director Andy Travis' office (actual bumper stickers were sent to the show and displayed on the office set).

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WAKG Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Raleigh-Durham Radio Dail". Archived from the original on 2003-02-01. Retrieved 2010-05-05. 

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