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City Decatur, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding "Rainbow" 1420 Decatur
Frequency 1420 kHz
First air date September 8, 1958
Format Multi-Ethnic Programming
Power 1,000 watts daytime
51 watts nighttime
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 33°47′13″N 84°14′53″W / 33.78694°N 84.24806°W / 33.78694; -84.24806
Former callsigns WAVO (1958-1992)
WWEV (1992-1995)
Owner Multicultural Broadcasting
(Way Broadcasting Licensee, LLC)
Website WATB website

WATB is an Atlanta area AM broadcast station licensed to Decatur, Georgia. It is owned by Way Broadcasting Licensee, LLC. It broadcasts a diverse mixture of brokered multi-ethnic programming.

WATB broadcasts at a frequency of 1420 kHz with 1,000 watts of power during the daytime, and 51 watts at night with both situations using a directional signal pattern. The radio station is considered a Class D AM broadcast station by the Federal Communications Commission. The radio station's broadcast antenna and transmitter are located in Decatur, Georgia.

On January 28, 2016 WATB was granted an FCC construction permit to move to 1430 kHz, increase day power to 15,000 watts and increase night power to 158 watts. At night the antenna pattern will change from directional to nondirectional.[1]


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