|City of license||Melbourne, Florida|
|Broadcast area||Melbourne-Titusville-Cocoa, Florida|
|Slogan||"The Coast's Number 1 Hit Music Station!"|
|First air date||November 1972|
|Format||Top 40 (CHR)|
|HAAT||148 meters (486 ft)|
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
|Sister stations||WHKR, WLZR, WSJZ|
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.
The 107.1 FM station in Melbourne began in 1972 with the call letters WTAI, which are now used by a station in Union City, Tennessee. That station carried an adult contemporary music format. It briefly used the beautiful music format in 1978 before changing its call letters to WLLV (currently unused) and its format to Contemporary Christian music. In 1984, the callsign was changed again to WVTI (now used in Brighton, Vermont), and changed its format to CHR.
In 1989, the station took its current call letters of 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.
There was briefly an AM station with the WAOA call letters from 2000 until 2002 in the Melbourne-Titusville market. That station was owned by the same company as WAOA-FM. It used urban contemporary in 2000, and talk radio in 2001, before changing its call sign after Cumulus bought both stations. The AM station is currently the sports radio station WLZR.
As of Fall 2014, WAOA-FM stood third in radio ratings for the Melbourne-Titusville, Florida, Nielsen Audio market. Its ratings are roughly equal to its CHR competition in the market, iHeartMedia-owned WFKS.
- CFL Radio page on WAOA-FM. Accessed July 14, 2015.
- CFL Radio page on WAOA-AM. Accessed July 14, 2015.
- Arbitron rations for the Melbourne-Titusville, Florida, market from Radio Online. Accessed July 14, 2015.
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WAOA
- Radio-Locator information on WAOA
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WAOA