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WSAU logo
City of license Wausau, Wisconsin
Branding 550 & 99.9 WSAU
Frequency 550 AM (kHz)
Repeaters WSAU-FM 99.9 Rudolph-Stevens Point
First air date 1937
Format News/Talk
Audience share 6.0, #5 (Sp'06, R&R[1])
Power 15,000 watts (day)
20,000 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 41902
Transmitter coordinates 44°51′26.00″N 89°35′13.00″W / 44.8572222°N 89.5869444°W / 44.8572222; -89.5869444
Callsign meaning WauSAU
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Owner Midwest Communications
(WRIG, Inc.)
Sister stations WDEZ, WIFC, WOZZ, WRIG, WSAU-FM

WSAU (550 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format serving Wausau, Wisconsin, USA area, and simulcasted on WSAU-FM 99.9 in Stevens Point (licensed to Rudolph). The station is owned by Midwest Communications and features two local morning talk shows as well as local news and updates from Fox News Radio at the top of every hour.[2]

The station carries talk shows from Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, as well as Coast to Coast AM. WSAU is also the local outlet of Green Bay Packers football, Milwaukee Brewers baseball, and Wisconsin Badgers football play-by-play.

WSAU radio towers are located along County Highway X in Kronenwetter, Wisconsin. In September 2009, WSAU began simulcasting WSAU-FM 99.9 in Stevens Point, Wisconsin.


The Milwaukee Journal Company began operation of WSAU June 20, 1947. Along with the purchase, the Journal Company absorbed the previous owner, Northern Broadcasting Company.[3]


  1. ^ Point&MS=WI&MR=170&12P=233900&UP=8/4/2006&SU=C&BPER=&HPER=&OPER=&NSD=&CE=0 "Wausau-Stevens Point Market Ratings". Radio and Records. Retrieved Sp'06.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  2. ^ "WSAU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Milwaukee Journal Now Operating WSAU". Broadcasting. June 30, 1947. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 

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