WWWE

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For the radio station in Cleveland, Ohio, formerly known as WWWE, see WTAM.
WWWE
City of license Hapeville, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Frequency 1100 kHz (analog)
Format Spanish Language / Entertainment Programming
Power 5,000 watts (day)
3,800 watts (critical hours)
500 watts PSRA
55-58 watts PSSA
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 33°43′43″N 84°19′20″W / 33.728611°N 84.322222°W / 33.728611; -84.322222
Owner Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc.
(Beasley Media Group, LLC)
Sister stations WAEC
Website [1]

WWWE ("Atlanta's Sports and Entertainment") is an Atlanta, Georgia, USA, area radio station (licensed to Hapeville, Georgia) that broadcasts Spanish language music and religious programming. WWWE is classified as a Class-D AM broadcast station according to the Federal Communications Commission. It transmits at 1100 kHz with 5,000 watts of power during the daytime and 3,800 Watts during critical hours using a non-directional antenna. WWWE is co-owned with WAEC in Atlanta, Georgia.

History[edit]

WLBB Carrollton, Georgia, moved to 1330 kHz and the 1100 kHz signal moved to Hapeville and changed calls to WWWE on August 30, 1996.[1] WWWE switched to the Spanish language religious "Radio Vida" format in April 2003.[1] The station was then re-branded as "La Poderosa 1100 AM"[2] until 2009. Most recently,[when?] the station was branded as "Radio Fiesta Mexicana".

History of the WWWE callsign[edit]

This station is not related to the current WTAM in Cleveland, Ohio, which held the WWWE callsign from 1972 until 1996 and broadcast on the same 1100 kHz frequency. Ironically, today's WWWE must sign off at night to avoid interference with WTAM, which is a clear channel station according to the Federal Communications Commission.

Broadcasting in the hybrid digital mode[edit]

This station has the equipment for broadcasting in the IBOC digital radio mode, using the HD Radio system from iBiquity. Several other stations owned by the Beasley Broadcast Group use the HD Radio system. On October 13, 2005, WWWE submitted a notice to the Federal Communications Commission of their intention to start digital broadcasting.[3] The station started broadcasting using the HD Radio AM hybrid mode system in 2006 and into 2007 on a test basis, but has not continued using this system since.

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