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. 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.
- ^ "WFIW Rebuilding". Broadcasting. October 15, 1931. Retrieved 29 September 2014.
- ^ Kieber, John E., Ed. (2001). The Encyclopedia of Louisville. The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-2100-0. P. 126.
Coordinates: 38°19′05″N 85°44′39″W / 38.31806°N 85.74417°W