WATB

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WATB
City of license Decatur, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding "Rainbow" 1420 Decatur
Frequency 1420 kHz (analog)
First air date ?
Format Multi-Ethnic Programming
Power 1,000 watts daytime
51 watts nighttime
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 33°47′14″N 84°14′55″W / 33.78722°N 84.24861°W / 33.78722; -84.24861Coordinates: 33°47′14″N 84°14′55″W / 33.78722°N 84.24861°W / 33.78722; -84.24861
Owner Way Broadcasting Licensee LLC
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WATB is an Atlanta area AM broadcasting station licensed to Decatur, Georgia. It is owned by Way Broadcasting Licensee, LLC. It broadcasts a diverse mixture of brokered multi-ethnic programming.

WATB broadcasts at a frequency of 1420 kHz with 1,000 watts of power during the daytime, and 51 watts at night with both situations using a directional signal pattern. The radio station is considered a Class D AM broadcast station by the Federal Communications Commission. The radio station's broadcast antenna and transmitter are located in Decatur, Georgia. WATB has been issued a construction permit from the Federal Communications Commission to change its operating frequency to 1430 kHz and increase its daytime power to 50,000 watts and its nighttime power to 174 watts with both situations using a directional antenna pattern. This change is pending the move of WGFS (AM) located in Covington, Georgia from 1430 kHz to 1220 kHz.

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