WEOA

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WEOA
City of license Evansville, Indiana
Broadcast area Evansville, Indiana
Branding Magic 98.5
Frequency 1400 KHz
Translator(s) 98.5 W253BF (Evansville)
First air date 1936
Format Urban Adult Contemporary
ERP 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 61042
Callsign meaning We're Evansville On the Air (call sign was explained this way when originally used in the 1940s)
Former callsigns WEOA (1936-1960s)
WROZ (1960s-1986)
WIKY (1986-1992)
WJPS (1992-1997)
Owner BLS Entertainment Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1400amweoa.com

WEOA 1400 is an AM frequency licensed to and serving the Evansville, Indiana market. The transmitter is located near the interchange of I-164 and Weinbach Avenue in Evansville.

History[edit]

1400 AM originally was WEOA (Evansville On the Air) then changed to WROZ, a Country-formatted station in the 1960s and 1970s. After WROZ left, 1400 became a simulcast of then WJPS-FM (now WLFW 93.5).

In 1997, a group of African American investors approached South Central about leasing the frequency for an Urban Contemporary format. South Central agreed. For 10 years WEOA would be the only Urban station in the Evansville until August 2007 when CHR/Pop WDKS shifted to Urban.[citation needed]

Current programming[edit]

WEOA runs the ABC Radio's syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and the ABC Touch Urban AC feed, although they do locally program some hours of Hip hop, notably on Friday and Saturday Nights.

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Coordinates: 37°56′17″N 87°31′51″W / 37.93806°N 87.53083°W / 37.93806; -87.53083