KWAL

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For NASA facility near Chincoteague, Virginia assigned the ICAO code KWAL, see Wallops Flight Facility.
KWAL
City Wallace, Idaho
Branding Silver Dollar Radio
Frequency 620 kHz
Format Country
Power 1,000 watts day and night
Class B
Facility ID 41318
Transmitter coordinates 47°30′29.00″N 116°0′17.00″W / 47.5080556°N 116.0047222°W / 47.5080556; -116.0047222
Affiliations AP Radio, Jones Radio Network
Owner Metals Broadcasting Co.

KWAL (620 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a country format to the Wallace, Idaho, United States, area. The station is currently owned by Metals Broadcasting Co. and features programming from AP Radio and Jones Radio Network.[1] KWAL is unique because it is the only AM antenna array that has an interstate highway running through it.[2]

On April 9, 2016, the north tower collapsed after a guy wire was struck by a truck. The station was granted authority to operate at 250 watts during nighttime hours using the south tower only, until the north tower can be rebuilt. This is expected to occur in the Spring of 2017[3][4]

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In 1948, KWAL's frequency changed from 1450 KHz to 620 KHz, and its power increased from 250 W to 1 KW. At that time the station was a Mutual affiliate, licensed to Silver Broadcasting Company.[5]

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