WYLD (AM)

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WYLD
Amen940.jpg
Broadcast area New Orleans
Branding "AMen 940"
Slogan We're WYLD for Jesus
Frequency 940 kHz
First air date 1960s
Format Urban Gospel
Power 10,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 60707
Callsign meaning play on the word WILD
Former callsigns WTPS (1950s-1960s)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations KVDU, WNOE-FM, WODT, WQUE-FM, WRNO-FM, WYLD-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website am940.com

WYLD is a traditional Urban Gospel outlet based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Clear Channel Communications stations broadcasts at 940 kHz with 10 kW-Daytime/500 W-Nighttime power. Its transmitter is located in New Orleans' Algiers, New Orleans district, and its studios are located downtown.

History[edit]

In the 1950s stations call sign was WTPS owned by the Time-Picayune Newspaper and affiliated with the Mutual Broadcasting system. It then became WYLD. WYLD was a very successful Urban Contemporary outlet in the 1960s and 1970s before it shifted its format to sister station WYLD-FM. The AM would later evolve to a community-oriented Urban Adult Contemporary format in the 1970s to its current format in the 1990s.

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Coordinates: 29°53′57″N 90°00′17″W / 29.89917°N 90.00472°W / 29.89917; -90.00472