WAOC

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This article is about the radio station in Florida, USA. For other uses, see WAOC (disambiguation).
WAOC
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City of license St. Augustine, Florida
Broadcast area Jacksonville, Florida
Branding ESPN Radio 1420
Frequency 1420 kHz
First air date January 3, 1954
Format Sports radio
Power 2,180 watts day
250 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 2706
Transmitter coordinates 29°51′00″N 81°19′50″W / 29.85000°N 81.33056°W / 29.85000; -81.33056
Former callsigns WSTN (1954-1960s)
Affiliations ESPN Radio, Sporting News Radio, Motor Racing Network
Owner Kristine Phillips
(Phillips Broadcasting, LLC)
Sister stations WFOY
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1420sports.com

WAOC (1420 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports radio format. Licensed to St. Augustine, Florida, USA, the station serves the Jacksonville area. The station is currently owned by Phillips Broadcasting, LLC and features programing from ESPN Radio, The Sport Buffet and Motor Racing Network.[1]

History[edit]

1950s[edit]

1954[edit]

WAOC begins broadcasting as WSTN on January 3. It is initially a 1 kW daytimer.

1990s[edit]

WAOC airs a news/talk format in competition to WFOY. Its sister station WJQR signs on.

2000s[edit]

2002[edit]

WAOC is bought by Shull Broadcasting & becomes a sister station to WFOY & "Real Country 1420."

Controversy[edit]

Kevin Leslie Geddings, known on air as "Kevin Leslie" & also husband of WAOC owner Kris Phillips was sentenced on May 7, 2007, due to an October 2006 conviction of 5 counts of fraud when he served as the state lottery commissioner in North Carolina. Geddings must serve 4 years in federal prison in Jesup, Georgia, as well as pay a $25,000 fine.[2]

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