WASK (AM)

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WASK
City of license Lafayette, Indiana
Broadcast area Lafayette, Indiana
Branding ESPN Radio 1450
Frequency 1450 kHz
Format Sports
ERP 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 71065
Owner Schurz Communications, Inc.
Website espn1450am.com

WASK ("ESPN Radio 1450") is an AM radio station licensed to the city of Lafayette, Indiana. The station operates on the AM radio frequency of 1450 kHz. [1]. The studios and tower are located at 3575 McCarty Lane in Lafayette, Indiana.

History[edit]

1450 WASK has simulcasted WASK-FM since the mid-1990s. The simulcast began to be broken in early 2006 when the station began airing broadcasts of the NCAA Championships and IRL Racing. Outside of these broadcasts, 1450 resumed simulcasting the FM's oldies format. However, in August 2006, the station began running independent from WASK-FM full-time when it acquired rights to run ESPN Radio in the Lafayette market.

It began running local sports in 2008 with former Purdue Boilermaker Offensive Lineman Kelly Kitchel, former WLFI-TV Personality Clayton Duffy and former Journal and Courier writer Brendan Murphy as hosts.

Programming[edit]

WASK is the Lafayette market's ESPN Radio affiliate. ESPN 1450 also runs various sporting events, including the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, the NCAA Tournament, Purdue football tailgate show, college football, Monday Night Football, Bowl Championship Series, high school football, Super Bowl and NFL Playoffs, college football bowl games.

Jeff Strange is Program Director Manager.

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Coordinates: 40°24′08″N 86°50′59″W / 40.40222°N 86.84972°W / 40.40222; -86.84972