WDUN (AM)

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WDUN
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City of license Gainesville, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding "News/Talk 550 WDUN"
Frequency 550 kHz
First air date April 2, 1949
Format News radio/Talk radio
Power 10,000 Watts (day)
2,500 Watts (night)
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 34°20′09″N 83°47′33″W / 34.33583°N 83.79250°W / 34.33583; -83.79250Coordinates: 34°20′09″N 83°47′33″W / 34.33583°N 83.79250°W / 34.33583; -83.79250
Affiliations Atlanta Falcons Fox News Radio Gwinnett Braves Gwinnett Gladiators Georgia Southern SEC Radio Network Gainesville High School
Owner Jacobs Media Corporation
Sister stations WDUN-FM, WGGA
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.wdun.com

WDUN (550 AM), known as "North Georgia's Newstalk", is a News/Talk radio formatted radio station licensed to the city Gainesville, Georgia, in the Atlanta, Georgia radio market. WDUN is licensed as a Class B AM broadcast facility by the Federal Communications Commission operating with 10,000 Watts of power during the daytime using a non-directional antenna signal pattern, and 2,500 Watts during nighttime using a directional antenna pattern.

Programming[edit]

The radio station features locally originated shows the Bill and Joel Morning Show, Morning Talky, and The Ken Coleman Show and Sportstalk with Katie B. Davis as part of its weekday programming line up. Nationally syndicated hosts include Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Dave Ramsey, Mike Gallagher and Jim Bohannon.

WDUN's sports programming includes Georgia Southern Eagles football, Atlanta Falcons football, Atlanta Hawks basketball, and local prep play-by-play coverage covering a ten-county area. In 2009, WDUN became the radio home of the Gwinnett Braves, the AAA minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. As a result, the major league Atlanta Braves games, formerly aired on WDUN, moved to sister station 1240 ESPN Radio. WDUN is also the radio home of the Gwinnett Gladiators, the ECHL affiliate of the Atlanta Thrashers and Chicago Blackhawks with limited games on air and all games streamed at WDUN.Com.

On October 4, 2010, WDUN began simulcasting on WDUN-FM, including WDUN news updates every thirty minutes. WDUN-FM airs Dave Ramsey from noon until three while WDUN-AM airs Rush Limbaugh due to "city of license" contract stipulations.

History[edit]

As part of the station's history, "WDUN 550" and sports formatted 1240 ESPN Radio (WGGA) swapped dial positions in the 1983.

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