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WAVS logo.jpg
City Davie, Florida
Broadcast area Miami area
Branding Heartbeat Of The Caribbean
Frequency 1170 kHz
Format World Ethnic
Power 5,000 watts day
250 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 58309
Transmitter coordinates 26°4′39.00″N 80°13′3.00″W / 26.0775000°N 80.2175000°W / 26.0775000; -80.2175000
Callsign meaning WAVeS
Affiliations TNL Show
Owner Alliances Broadcasting
Webcast Listen Live
Website WAVA1170.com

WAVS (1170 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a World Ethnic format focusing on Caribbean music. Licensed to Davie, Florida, United States, the station serves the Miami area. The station is owned by Alliances Broadcasting.[1]


The station was established on November 15, 1969,[2] and went on the air in August 1970 on 1190 AM as a news/talk station with 5000 watts daytime only, licensed to Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Both studio and transmitter are located in this city currently.

Sally Jesse worked there before she was known as Sally Jesse Raphael. Currently Lincoln Lewis also known as Mr. President works at WAVS 1170 AM and have a talk show on Saturday nights called the TNL Show.


  1. ^ "WAVS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook, page B-41

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