WAEG

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WAEG
City Evans, Georgia
Broadcast area Central Savannah River Area
Branding Smooth Jazz 92.3 FM
Slogan The Smoothest Place on the Radio
Frequency 92.3 MHz
First air date 1992 (as WYFZ)
Format Smooth Jazz
ERP 6,000 watts
HAAT 100 meters
Class A
Facility ID 31941
Callsign meaning Augusta
Evans
Georgia
Former callsigns WYFZ (1991-1994)
Owner Perry Broadcasting
Sister stations WFXA, WAKB, WTHB
Webcast Listen Live
Website 923smoothjazz.com

WAEG is a commercial smooth jazz radio station in Evans, Georgia, broadcasting to the Augusta, Georgia area. The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast on 92.3 FM, with an effective radiated power (ERP) of 6 kW. The station's studios (which are shared with its other sister stations) are located at the aptly named intersection of Broadcast Drive and Radio Station Road in North Augusta, South Carolina, while a transmitter tower is located northwest of Evans.

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92.3 FM signed on in mid-1992 as WAFJ, as a simulcast of Bible Broadcasting Network's 100.9 WYFA/Waynesboro. In June 1994, both stations were sold and switched to an urban contemporary format as "92.3/100.9 The Bomb" with 92.3 picking up the WAEG call letters.

Radio One acquired the simulcast in 2001 and switched it to CHR, branding it as "92.3/100.9 The Beat". By 2002, the station simulcast was broken off, causing 100.9 to drop from the air. Within a year, 92.3 switched formats to Modern Rock, while 100.9 was launched as WTHB-FM, a gospel station.

In August 2007, Perry Broadcasting acquired Radio One's cluster of Augusta stations. Immediately after, WAEG's format was changed to Smooth Jazz. This move left Augusta without a modern rock station, except for the wide variety of rock that plays on WGAC-FM 95.1, or the very few that play on WHHD 98.3.

WAEG, which features programming from the Smooth Jazz Network, is one of the few terrestrial smooth jazz stations remaining on analog radio in the United States.

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Coordinates: 33°35′24″N 82°13′52″W / 33.590°N 82.231°W / 33.590; -82.231