WAOA-FM

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WAOA-FM
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City Melbourne, Florida
Broadcast area Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa, Florida
Branding 107-1 A1A
Slogan "The Coast's Number 1 Hit Music Station!"
Frequency 107.1 MHz
First air date November 1972
Format Top 40 (CHR)
ERP 100,000 watts
HAAT 148 meters (486 ft)
Class C1
Facility ID 60387
Callsign meaning WA-One-A
Owner Cumulus Broadcasting
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations WHKR, WLZR, WROK-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website wa1a.com

WAOA-FM (107-1 A1A) is a Top 40 (CHR) station covering Florida's Space Coast. Owned by Cumulus Media, it broadcasts Pop, Rock, R&B, and sometimes Hip-Hop on 107.1 MHz with an ERP of 100,000 watts. With that type of power, it can be heard as far north as Daytona Beach, as far west as Winter Haven, and far south as Stuart. Its transmitter is located in the Melbourne neighborhood, Lake Washington, south of Lake Washington Road, at Harlock Road. It is visible from Interstate 95. Its branding is named after State Road A1A.

As of October 2007, the station was streamed online via iHeart Radio.

History[edit]

The 107.1 FM station in Melbourne began in 1972 as WTAI-FM with an adult contemporary music format. It briefly aired a beautiful music format in 1978 before changing its callsign On July 10 that year to WLLV, and its format to Contemporary Christian music. On February 24, 1984, the callsign was changed again to WVTI, and changed its format to CHR.[1] On December 15, 1989, the station changed callsigns again, becoming WAOA, and changed its format to Hot AC. It changed back to regular AC in 1996, then back to CHR in 2002, a year after the station was bought by Cumulus.[1] WAOA became the current WAOA-FM on June 29, 2000, when sister A.M. station WLZR becaome WAOA.[2]

As of Fall 2015, WAOA-FM is ranked #1 and is the most listened to radio station in Cocoa Beach-Melbourne-Titusville, Florida, Nielsen Audio market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b CFL Radio page on WAOA-FM. Accessed July 14, 2015.
  2. ^ FCC's callsign history for WAOA-FM

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 28°08′13″N 80°42′11″W / 28.137°N 80.703°W / 28.137; -80.703