WGUL

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WGUL
City of license Dunedin, Florida
Broadcast area Tampa Bay Area
Slogan Intelligent Talk Radio
Frequency 860 kHz
First air date 1985
Format Conservative News Talk Information
Power 5,000 watts day
1,500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 1177
Transmitter coordinates 27°59′55.00″N 82°42′1.00″W / 27.9986111°N 82.7002778°W / 27.9986111; -82.7002778
Callsign meaning reference to the GULf of Mexico
Former callsigns WAZE (to 1982)
WAMA (1982-1986)
Affiliations Salem Communications
Talk Radio Network
Owner Salem Communications
(Caron Broadcasting, Inc.)
Website 860wgul.com

WGUL (860 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Conservative News Talk Information format. Licensed to Dunedin, Florida, USA, it serves the Tampa Bay area.[1] The station is currently owned by Salem Communications and features only syndicated conservative weekday programing from Salem's talk radio network, as well as the Talk Radio Network.[2]

History

WGUL also ran a live, locally-based "Music of Your Life" format from 1985 to August 12, 2005. That year, Salem Communications acquired WGUL from its previous owners, WGUL-FM, Inc., in which they changed its format to its current conservative talk format. WGUL-FM, Inc. continues in business today under that name, as owners and operators of stations in Florida's Nature Coast region (including WJQB and WXOF), though Salem currently holds the WGUL call sign and intellectual property.

Programming

The content of WGUL's talk programming is conservative with show hosts such as Phil Grande of The Phil's Gang Radio Show, Hugh Hewitt and Mike Gallagher. The weekend show line up includes Kim Komando.

The station previously broadcast two shows hosted by Gary Gauthier, It's God's Money and All About Florida Real Estate until Gauthier was arrested in January, 2014 for running a Ponzi scheme from 2005 until 2010.[3][4]

References

  1. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "WGUL Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kuruvilla, Carol (January 31, 2014). "Former Christian radio host arrested for $6 million Ponzi scheme". New York Daily News (New York, New York: Mortimer Zuckerman). Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Stephen (January 30, 2014). "Former Christian radio host arrested for $6 million Ponzi scheme". The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida: Tampa Media Group, Inc./Media General). Retrieved February 11, 2014. 

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