WAML (AM)

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WAML
City of license Laurel, Mississippi
Broadcast area Laurel/Hattiesburg, Mississippi
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date August 15, 1927
Format Silent
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 52617
Callsign meaning W AM (radio) Laurel
Owner Walking by Faith Ministries, Inc.
Sister stations WMLC, WQFX

WAML (1340 AM) is an American radio station that is licensed to serve the community of Laurel, Mississippi. WAML operates with a licensed power limit of 1,000 Watts. WAML is the first radio station licensed to Laurel and the oldest station still in operation in Mississippi - the station went on the air August 15, 1927. WAML aired a sports talk format until going silent on March 4, 2010[1] and is owned by Walking by Faith Ministries Inc., which is co-owned by Reverend James L. Black and his wife Bobbie[2]

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WAML began in 1927 broadcasting at 1340 kHz. It has been a country music, Top 40, easy listening, big band, oldies and gospel music station over its lifetime. In the early 1980s, the station's management elected to fully automate WAML along with a sister FM station, WEEZ which played easy listening and soft rock until WEEZ was sold in the 1990s. WAML was an affiliate of the Ole Miss Radio Network, broadcasting football and basketball games of the University of Mississippi. They were also an NBC radio affiliate at one time. WAML has had numerous owners and format changes.

On March 4, 2010 WAML went silent.[1]

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Coordinates: 31°38′04″N 89°34′23″W / 31.63444°N 89.57306°W / 31.63444; -89.57306