WAZX (AM)

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WAZX
City of license Smyrna, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding La Estación de la Familia
Frequency 1550 kHz (AM)
First air date early 1960s
Format Spanish Christian Music and Talk
Power 50,000 watts daytime
16 watts nighttime
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 33°51′28″N 84°38′39″W / 33.857781°N 84.64417°W / 33.857781; -84.64417
Owner Tron Dinh Do
(Intelli LLC)

WAZX is a radio station licensed to the city of Smyrna, Georgia serving the Atlanta area radio market. It is currently owned by Tron Dinh Do, through licensee Intelli LLC. WAZX broadcasts at a frequency of 1550 kHz with 50,000 watts of power during daytime hours using a directional antenna pattern from 4 towers and 16 watts during nighttime hours non-directional from a single tower. The station currently carries Spanish language Christian music and talk programming announcing itself as "La Estación de la Familia" in Spanish.

History[edit]

The radio station has had the WAZX call sign since 1993, when it changed from its long-time WYNX call sign. The WYNX call sign dates back to 1965 when the station switched to a Top 40 radio format from an MOR radio format and original call sign of WSMA.[1]

The radio station was formerly a Spanish language station broadcasting a variety format, branded as "La Que Buena", and owned by Ga-Mex Broadcasting from 2001 until 2008. Ga-Mex Broadcasting fell into financial difficulties[2] in 2008 taking the station silent from mid-July 2008 until Ga-Mex Broadcasting declared bankruptcy and the station was sold to DTS Broadcasting in 2009.

WAZX was again heard broadcasting on August 3, 2009 during a testing period with only oldies and classic rock format music and station ID at the top of the hour. This test period began August 1, 2009.

WAZX returned to broadcasting in Spanish on February 10, 2010 with Spanish language Christian music and talk programming under the "La Estación de la Familia" name.

DTS Broadcasting sold WAZX to Tron Dinh Do's Intelli LLC for a purchase price of $1.55 million; the transaction was consummated on May 21, 2014.

WAZX was again heard broadcasting on March 13,2015 with only oldies and classic rock format music and station ID at the top of the hour. .

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cosper, Alex. "Atlanta Radio History". Retrieved 2008-08-11. 
  2. ^ "Top 20 Markets, Atlanta, Topic: "WAZX Silent?"". Radio-Info.com Discussion Board. Chicago, Illinois: IN3 Media, Inc. Retrieved 2008-08-11. 

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