WAUD (AM)

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WAUD
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City of license Auburn, Alabama
Broadcast area Lee County, Alabama Muscogee County, Georgia
Branding AM 1230 WAUD
Slogan "The Voice of Auburn"
Frequency 1230 kHz
First air date 1947
Format Sports, Music, News, and Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 3204
Transmitter coordinates 32°37′47.00″N 85°28′08.00″W / 32.6297222°N 85.4688889°W / 32.6297222; -85.4688889
Callsign meaning Auburn University
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio, CBS Radio Network
Owner Tiger Communications, Inc.
Sister stations WACQ, WQNR, WQSI, WTGZ
Website waudradio.com

WAUD (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports, Music, News, and Talk format.[1] Licensed to Auburn, Alabama, USA, the station serves the Lee County, Alabama, area. The station is currently owned by Tiger Communications.[2] The station's official slogan is "The Voice of Auburn," and it has also been nicknamed "The Thousand-Watt Blowtorch" by past on-air personalities.

History[edit]

WAUD is the oldest radio station in Auburn, Alabama, going on the air in 1947.

The station is currently an affiliate of ESPN Radio, the CBS Radio Network, The Paul Finebaum Radio Network, and the radio home of Bob Sanders for 53 years. Its format is a mix of nostalgic music with special local programming in the morning, news, talk, and sports. WAUD is the home of Auburn High School athletic broadcasts, including football, basketball, and baseball.

Programming[edit]

Notable weekday programming includes Bob Sanders on mornings. Sanders has been affiliated with WAUD for over 53 years. Other local programming includes "Sports X with Bill Bailey and Sharpie" weeknights and Auburn First Baptist church services on Sunday mornings. Sunday mornings also include a jazz, big band, and nostalgia music block.

Syndicated programming includes The Dan Patrick Show, Paul Finebaum, Atlanta Braves, and Fox Sports Radio.

Sports & news[edit]

WAUD provides CBS Radio Network updates at the top of every hour, except during Fox Sports Radio programming. The Alabama Radio Network provides WAUD with state news and sports updates throughout the day. Local news and weather are read live throughout the broadcast day during local programming hours. WAUD carries the entire CBS World News Roundup, America's longest tenured network newscast on either radio or TV, each morning at 7am CST.

The region's only call-in sports program, "Sports Call", originated on WAUD before moving to sister station WQSI 93.9 FM in 2007. WAUD carries the Sports Call pre-game and post-game shows during the Auburn University football season.

In July 2007, WAUD became the Auburn affiliate of The Paul Finebaum Radio Network.

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