WASN

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WASN
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City of license Youngstown, Ohio
Broadcast area Youngstown-Warren
Frequency 1500 kHz
First air date May 9, 1976
(as WGFT)
Format off air (technical issues)
Audience share 0.7 (Fa'07, R&R[1])
Power 500 watts day
250 watts critical hours
Class D
Facility ID 72100
Transmitter coordinates 41°6′26.00″N 80°34′57.00″W / 41.1072222°N 80.5825000°W / 41.1072222; -80.5825000
Callsign meaning "W-The-ANSwer"
Former callsigns WGFT
Owner Helen Bednarczyk
(Y-Town Radio Broadcasting, LLC)
Sister stations WGFT W232AI

WASN (1500 AM) is a radio station that is off air because of technical issues. Licensed to Youngstown, Ohio, USA, the station serves the Youngstown-Warren area. The station is owned by Helen Bednarczyk, through licensee Y-Town Radio Broadcasting, LLC.[2]

Since January 1, 2010, WASN has carried an urban-focused talk format. In addition to Syndication One hosts Warren Ballentine, Rev. Al Sharpton and Michael Baisden, previous formats have included gospel music and Spanish-language programming. The station now streams on a 24-hour basis, owing to WASN's daytime-only status (to protect WFED in Washington, D.C.).

WASN's sister station, WGFT/1330, carries an oldies/classic hits format.

In February 2013, WGFT and sister station WASN were taken off air because of on-going technical reasons with a plan to return to the air by February 2014.

In February 2014, WGFT and WASN were sold by Bernard Ohio LLC to Y-Town Radio Broadcasting, LLC, who operates W232AI 93.7. The sale, at a purchase price of $16,501, was consummated on August 1, 2014.

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