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City Newport, Rhode Island
Broadcast area Rhode Island
Frequency 1540 kHz
First air date 1948[1]
Format News/Talk/Jazz on the weekend
Power 1,000 watts (day)
Class D
Facility ID 58744
Transmitter coordinates 41°30′13″N 71°18′43″W / 41.50361°N 71.31194°W / 41.50361; -71.31194
Callsign meaning "Aquidneck"[1]
Former callsigns WRJM[1]
Affiliations ABC
Owner 3G Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations WMNP
Website http://www.wadk.com/

WADK (1540 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Newport, Rhode Island. The station is owned by 3G Broadcasting, Inc. It airs a News/Talk format, with Jazz airing each weekend and local high school football and Salve Regina University college football home games during the autumn. [2]

The station has been assigned these call letters by the Federal Communications Commission since November 1953. Its broadcast tower has been located off Garfield Street in Newport since 1967. Because of ground conductivity and the small size of the state of Rhode Island, WADK's 1,000 watts puts out a clear signal into Providence and beyond. [1][3]


  1. ^ a b c d "WADK's History". WADK AM 1540 official website. 
  2. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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