WMDR (AM)

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For the FM radio station in Oakland, Maine, United States, see WMDR-FM.
WMDR
City of license Augusta, Maine
Broadcast area Kennebec & Somerset Counties
Branding The Word AM 1340
Slogan Encouraging Talk Radio
Frequency 1340 kHz
First air date October 2, 1946
Format Religious talk radio
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 37469
Transmitter coordinates 44°19′43″N 69°45′53″W / 44.32861°N 69.76472°W / 44.32861; -69.76472
Callsign meaning Words and Music for Daily Rejoicing
Former callsigns WFAU (1946–1994)
Owner Light of Life Ministries, Inc.
Sister stations WMDR-FM, WWWA
Website worshipradionetwork.corg

WMDR 1340 AM is an American AM radio station licensed to Augusta, Maine. It is owned by Light of Life Ministries and carries Salem Radio Network news and talk radio programming.

History[edit]

The 1340 frequency was previously known as WFAU; in 1994, its call letters and nostalgia format moved to 1280 AM, while 1340 became religious station WMDR. (The 1280 frequency became WJYE in 2014.) In the early 2000s WMDR changed formats to a children's format, changing to Southern Gospel in late 2005, with the children's format moving to WMDR-FM. In March 2007, AM 1340 once again flipped formats with its FM counterpart, inheriting the Contemporary Christian format.

In 2009 the children's format was moved to an on demand section of their website [1] and 1340 changed to a Christian based talk radio station.

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