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City of license Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Dodge County and surrounding area
Branding Your Hometown Station
Frequency 1430 kHz
First air date 1951
Format News Talk Information
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 Broadcasting, L.L.C.
Sister stations WXRO
Website wbevradio.com

WBEV (1430 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Beaver Dam, Wisconsin, USA, the station is currently owned by Good Karma Broadcasting.[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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