WARI (defunct)

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City Abbeville, Alabama
Broadcast area Dothan, Alabama
Frequency 1480 kHz
First air date August 31, 1961[1]
license deleted September 9, 1996
Language(s) English
Power 1,000 watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 23616
Former callsigns WARI (1961-1996)
Owner Abbeville Radio, Inc. (original owner)
Genesis Radio Company, Inc.[2] (last owner)
Sister stations WARI-FM/94.3

WARIwas an A.M. radio station licensed to Abbeville, Alabama. It operated on 1480 kHz from its inception on August 31, 1961 to its license cancellation on September 9, 1996. On February 22, 1968, WARI opened an FM station, WARI-FM.[3] It began and continues to operate on 94.3 MHz/Channel 232 as WIZB.


WARI signed on the air on August 31, 1961. WARI was owned by Abbeville Radio, Inc. WARI's frequency was 1480 kHz and its initial power was 1 kW during daytime hours only. WARI's last owner was Genesis Radio Company, Inc. who bought the station on November 25, 1994. On September 9, 1996 Genesis Radio Co. asked the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to dismiss the station's renewal and delete the license to which the Commission complied.