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KWAM logo.png
City Memphis, Tennessee
Broadcast area Memphis, Tennessee
Branding KWAM 990 Talk Radio
Slogan New Voice of Memphis
Frequency 990 kHz
Format Talk
Power 10,000 watts day
450 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 35873
Transmitter coordinates 35°8′4.00″N 90°5′38.00″W / 35.1344444°N 90.0938889°W / 35.1344444; -90.0938889
Owner Legacy Media
(Legacy Media - Memphis, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live

KWAM (990 AM) 'The New Voice of Memphis' is a radio station licensed to Memphis, Tennessee, United States, the station is currently owned by Legacy Media.[1][2] The "K" in its call sign related to the fact that the transmitter is located in West Memphis, Arkansas, on the west side of the Mississippi River (the boundary line between the "K" and "W" call signs), even though the station is licensed to Memphis.

The current, local, on air talent includes Chris Wade (M-F from 6AM-8AM), Marybeth Conley (M-F from 12PM-1PM), and Earle Farrel 4 Memphis (M-F from 3PM-6PM). The 'Variety Hour' (M-F 8AM-9AM) has a variety of hosts (hence the name) who talk about a wide range of subjects. Nationally Syndicated shows include The Herman Cain Show, Clark Howard, The Schnitt Show with Todd Schnitt, and The Norman Goldman Show. Weekend Shows include Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, Dr. Joy Browne, Big Billy Kinder Outdoors, and The Paul Parent Garden Show.


It was originally owned by the "Dee" Rivers Group, which also owned WEAS-FM in Springfield/Savannah, Georgia; and WGOV (now WGUN) in Valdosta, Georgia; among other stations in Georgia and Florida.

The station's previous owner, Concord Media Group, sold KWAM to Legacy Media in 2007.[3]


  1. ^ "KWAM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "KWAM Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Deals," Broadcasting & Cable, January 15, 2007.

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