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City of license Elizabeth City, North Carolina
Broadcast area Elizabeth City
Outer Banks
Branding "NewsRadio 560"
Frequency 560 kHz
First air date 1947
Format News/Talk/Sports
Power 1,000 Watts daytime
500 Watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 72731
Transmitter coordinates 36°20′16.0″N 76°14′49.0″W / 36.337778°N 76.246944°W / 36.337778; -76.246944
Affiliations East Carolina University Sports
Owner George Gregory
(Gregory Communications License, Inc.)
Sister stations WCMS-FM, WCXL, WQDK
Webcast WGAI Webstream
Website WGAI Online

WGAI is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Elizabeth City, North Carolina, serving Elizabeth City and the Outer Banks. WGAI is owned and operated by George Gregory, through licensee Gregory Communications License, Inc.


WGAI went through many "musical" formats with Top 40 in the 1960s and early 1970s, Adult Contemporary in the late '70s, Country in the mid-1980s, and Adult Contemporary again in the late 1980s.

Joy Smith, daughter of famous DJ Bob "Wolfman Jack" Smith, was briefly an afternoon DJ at WGAI in 1989 as "Joy Jack".

WGAI would drop music altogether in 1994 when it began its current News/Talk/Sports format.


The station broadcasts syndicated programming from Doug Stephan, Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Phil Hendrie and George Noory.

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