WATD-FM

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WATD-FM
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City of license Marshfield, Massachusetts
Broadcast area South Shore
Branding 95-9 WATD
Slogan "South Shore's Radio Station"
Frequency 95.9 MHz
First air date December 6, 1977
Format Adult Contemporary
ERP 1,600 watts, Stereo
HAAT 143 meters
Class A
Facility ID 40468
Transmitter coordinates 42°6′39.00″N 70°42′17.00″W / 42.1108333°N 70.7047222°W / 42.1108333; -70.7047222
Callsign meaning "We're At The Dump"[1]
Former callsigns WATD (1977–1985)
Affiliations AP Radio
Owner Marshfield Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website 959watd.com

WATD-FM (95.9 FM) is a radio station carrying local news and features for the South Shore of Massachusetts (comprising Norfolk and Plymouth counties), with an adult contemporary music format. Founded and owned by local entrepreneur Edward Perry and licensed to Marshfield, Massachusetts, the station went live on December 6, 1977.

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WATD-FM airs a news program in morning drive on weekdays, with features from AP Radio. AC hits from the 1960s-today predominate in the midday hours and in afternoon drive on weekdays, while oldies, jazz, blues, and talk shows fill the rest of the programming week. WATD's midday and afternoon music programming featured a classic hits format until 2012, when the addition of current music shifted the format to adult contemporary. It was later added to the Nielsen BDS AC indicator panel. WATD is one of three AC stations in the Boston market, along with WMJX and WPLM-FM.

WATD-FM also carries live coverage of University of Massachusetts-Amherst football and men's basketball games as well as live broadcasts of local high-school football and boys' basketball games involving high schools in the station's coverage area. WATD-FM has previously broadcast some high-school hockey playoff games over the course of many years.

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