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City of license Louisville, Kentucky
Broadcast area Louisville, Kentucky
Branding WGTK 970
Slogan Where Your Opinion Counts
Frequency 970 kHz
First air date 1933
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Former callsigns WAVE, WAVG, WLKY
Owner Salem Communications
Sister stations WFIA-FM/AM
Website 970wgtk.com

WGTK (970 AM) is a News/Talk radio formatted radio station in the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area. It is currently owned by Salem Communications. It was once WAVE-AM, the sister station of WAVE 3 television, and later, WLKY (Channel 32)'s sister operation.

It is an affiliate for Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Miller, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager. WGTK has also added a local midday show with former WHAS host Joe Elliott and is the radio home of Bellarmine University men's basketball.

In the 1990s, the call letters WGTK belonged to a now defunct classic rock station in Middlebury, Vermont called K101.


This station began as WFIW in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.[1] In 1932, WFIW was bought by George Norton Jr., and its transmitter was moved to Louisville, with the call letters being changed to WAVE-AM.[2]


  1. ^ "WFIW Rebuilding". Broadcasting. October 15, 1931. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Kieber, John E., Ed. (2001). The Encyclopedia of Louisville. The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-2100-0. P. 126.

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Coordinates: 38°19′05″N 85°44′39″W / 38.31806°N 85.74417°W / 38.31806; -85.74417