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Coordinates: 36°11′2.00″N 85°25′3.00″W / 36.1838889°N 85.4175000°W / 36.1838889; -85.4175000

City of license Algood, Tennessee
Broadcast area Cookeville, Tennessee
Branding NewsTalk 1600
Frequency 1600 kHz
First air date June 22, 1981 (as WRZK)
Format News/Talk
Power 2,500 watts day
20 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 39797
Transmitter coordinates 36°11′2.00″N 85°25′3.00″W / 36.1838889°N 85.4175000°W / 36.1838889; -85.4175000
Former callsigns WRZK (1981-1983)
WWRT (1983-1990)
Former frequencies 1590 kHz (1981-2008)
Owner JWC Broadcasting
Webcast Listen Live
Website cookevillesnewstalk.com

WATX (1600 AM, "NewsTalk 100.9 & 1600") is a radio station licensed to Algood, Tennessee, USA, the station serves the Cookeville area. The station is currently owned by Jwc Broadcasting.[1]


The station went on the air as WRZK on 22 June 1981. On 1 June 1983, the station changed its call sign to WWRT, and on 15 January 1990 to the current WATX.[2] WATX originally broadcast on 1590 kilohertz, and later moved to 1600.


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