WEBS (AM)

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WEBS
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City of license Calhoun, Georgia
Broadcast area Gordon County
Northwest Georgia
Branding Classic Hits 1030
Frequency 1030 kHz
Format Classic hits
Power 5,000 watts (day)
3 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 54881
Transmitter coordinates 34°29′25.00″N 84°55′4.00″W / 34.4902778°N 84.9177778°W / 34.4902778; -84.9177778
Affiliations AP Radio, Dial Global
Owner Radio WEBS, Inc.
Sister stations WIPK (94.5 FM)
Webcast Listen Live URL link
Website webscalhoun.com

WEBS (1030 AM) is an American radio station broadcasting a classic hits music format. Licensed to serve the community of Calhoun, Georgia, the station serves the Gordon County, Georgia area, but can be heard in surrounding counties of northwest Georgia in the daytime. The station is owned by Radio WEBS, Inc. and features programming from AP Radio and Dial Global.[1]

In late 2011, Radio WEBS added a sister station, WIPK (94.5 FM), which broadcasts 10 Country songs in a row every hour.

History[edit]

WEBS-AM began in 1963 in the 1110 position on the AM Dial. It was began by the Stocks Family - William, Emma Jo, Bruce and Sandy - from whose names the station's Call Sign originated. In 1979, WEBS Radio was purchased by Kenyon D. Payne, formerly of Rome, GA. Ken grew up with a microphone in his hand because his father, Mather Payne, was owner and operator of WRGA Radio in Rome. Kevin Casey is Operations Manager and Program Director of WEBS. Randy Rhodes, the voice of AM-1030's sister station, WIPK Kickin' 94.5 is also involved in station management.

WEBS began broadcasting at 250 watts with a Country format, and eventually switched to Pop. They currently offer Top 40 Classic Hits from the 60's, 70's, and 80's, as well as Gospel music on Sundays, and various Public Service programs and coverage of local news for Gordon and surrounding Northwest Georgia counties. WEBS, now a 5,000 watt station, serves the Citizens of Calhoun, Gordon County and Northwest Georgia with emergency news coverage and quality programming 24/7.

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