WACT

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WACT
WACT 969MyFM.png
City Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Branding 96.9 My FM
Slogan Tuscaloosa's Best Variety
Tuscaloosa's Official Christmas Music Station (Nov.-Dec.)
Frequency 1420 kHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 96.9 W245BR (Tuscaloosa)
First air date September 1958
Format Adult Contemporary
Christmas music (Nov.-Dec.)
Power 5,000 watts (day)
108 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 48643
Transmitter coordinates 33°10′30″N 87°33′18″W / 33.17500°N 87.55500°W / 33.17500; -87.55500
Callsign meaning W Alabama Crimson Tide[1]
Former callsigns WACT (1958-2008)
WENN (2008-2009)[2]
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stations WRTR, WTXT, WZBQ
Webcast Listen Live
Website 969myfm.com

WACT (1420 AM, "96.9 My FM") is a radio station licensed to serve Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA. The station, founded in 1958, is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and the license is held by Capstar TX Limited Partnership.

Programming[edit]

WACT broadcasts an adult contemporary format.[3] WACT also broadcasts games of the Atlanta Braves, from that Major League Baseball team's region-wide radio network.

Notable former weekday programs included a local morning show hosted by Steve and Leah as well as a regional afternoon talk show hosted by Dominick Brascia. Syndicated programming on WACT includes shows hosted by Rick and Bubba, Michael Savage, Clark Howard, and Phil Hendrie.

History[edit]

Known as WACT for 50 years from September 1958 to September 2008, the station was assigned the call letters WENN by the Federal Communications Commission on September 18, 2008.[2] The station aired a sports format as "1420 The Tusk".

The WACT callsign was restored on February 25, 2009.[2] This change accompanied a change to a news/talk format and rebranding as "News Radio 1420".

On October 29, 2012 WACT changed their format to comedy, branded as "Comedy 1420".

On August 11, 2014 WACT changed their format to urban gospel, branded as "Hallelujah 1420". Featuring the Imaging voice of "Big" Ed Spillers. www.stationimaging.net

In March 2015 WACT changed their format to adult contemporary, branded as "96.9 My FM" (simulcast on FM translator W245BR 96.9 FM Tuscaloosa).

References[edit]

  1. ^ Nelson, Bob (February 1, 2009). "Call Letter Origins". The Broadcast Archive. Retrieved March 2, 2009. 
  2. ^ a b c "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 

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