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City Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Dodge County and surrounding area
Branding Your Hometown Station
Frequency 1430 kHz
First air date 1951
Format talk/oldies/sports
Power 1,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 4475
Transmitter coordinates 43°25′43.00″N 88°53′33.00″W / 43.4286111°N 88.8925000°W / 43.4286111; -88.8925000
Callsign meaning BEaVer[1]
Affiliations ABC Radio , Westwood One, Milwaukee Brewers baseball, Green Bay Packers football, Wisconsin Badgers football
Owner Good Karma Brands
Sister stations WXRO
Website wbevradio.com

WBEV (1430 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a mixed format of talk programs, oldies, and sports broadcasts. Licensed to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, United States, the station is currently owned by Good Karma Brands.[2] WBEV originally signed on as a daytime only station in 1951, and added nighttime service in December 1979.

Notable people who worked for WBEV included Jack Horkheimer, the creator and host of Jack Horkheimer: Star Gazer; he began work at the station in 1953 at age 15.


  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. 
  2. ^ "WBEV Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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