WDYN

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WDYN
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City of license Rossville, Georgia
Broadcast area Chattanooga, Tennessee
Branding Voice of Tennessee Temple
Slogan Together, Making a Difference
Frequency AM 980 KHz
Translator(s) W235AO-FM 94.9 MHz
First air date 1958 (WRIP)
Format Christian radio
Power 500 watts daytime
113 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 72374
Callsign meaning Gospel dynamite
Former callsigns WUUS, WLMX, WGVT, WRIP
Former frequencies WDYN-FM 89.7 MHz
Owner Tennessee Temple University
Website wdyn.com

WDYN (980 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. Licensed to Rossville, Georgia, USA, the station serves the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. The station is currently owned by Tennessee Temple University.[1]

History[edit]

The station signed on in 1958 as WRIP. The call letters were changed to WGVT in December of 1986. Next, in February 1989, the station became WLMX-AM. In 1999, Cumulus Broadcasting owned WLMX-AM at 980.[2][3] In 2000, Cumulus sold WLMX-AM and 5 other Chattanooga-area stations to Clear Channel Communications.[4] The 980 frequency became the sports talk WUUS.[5]

3 Daughters Media bought WUUS from Clear Channel in a deal announced late in 2006,[6] simulcasting WNGA for some time. In January 2009, WUUS-AM 980 AM broke away from the simulcast, becoming Talk AM 980.

From 1968, WDYN had been located at FM 89.7. In November 2010, Tennessee Temple sold the station's tansmitters and frequency to Bible Broadcasting Network for $2.5 million as WYBK.[7] The school retained the studio facilities, and continued to broadcast on the internet.

In December 2010, 3 Daughters Media sold WUUS AM 980 for $175,000 to Tennessee Temple University for its WDYN signal.[8]

In November 2012, WDYN began broadcasting on a translator at 94.9 FM.[9]

Translator[edit]

Broadcast translators of WDYN
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FCC info
W235AO 94.9 FM Chattanooga, Tennessee 148230 .099 56.8 m (186 ft) FCC

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Coordinates: 34°57′54″N 85°18′00″W / 34.96500°N 85.30000°W / 34.96500; -85.30000