WDRU

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WDRU
City Creedmoor, North Carolina
Broadcast area Raleigh/Durham
Research Triangle
Branding AM 1030 the Truth
Frequency 1030 kHz
First air date September 1, 1989 (1989-09-01)[1]
Format Christian radio
Power 50,000 watts daytime only
Class D
Facility ID 53104
Transmitter coordinates 36°10′43.00″N 78°45′30.00″W / 36.1786111°N 78.7583333°W / 36.1786111; -78.7583333
Former callsigns WBZN (1984–1987)
WFTK (1987–2005)
Affiliations Salem Radio Network
Owner Truth Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WTRU, WCRU, WLES, KUTR, KTIA-FM
Website truthnetwork.com

WDRU (1030 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. Licensed to Creedmoor, North Carolina, United States, the station serves the Raleigh, North Carolina area. The station is owned by Truth Broadcasting Corporation and features programming from Salem Radio Network.[2]

WDRU broadcasts Wake Forest Demon Deacons sports programming, beginning with the 2012 football season. Its parent company, Truth Broadcasting, reached a deal with WEGO in Winston-Salem and WKEW in Greensboro to provide coverage along the I-40 corridor, which had been covered by WZTK before flipping to Spanish programming.[3][4]

History[edit]

WFTK was a Christian radio station and later aired Spanish language programming before Truth Broadcasting changed to the current format.[5]

The station was licensed as WBZN in 1984, but signed on September 1, 1989[1] as WFTK, owned by the Baker Family Stations, from studios along North Carolina Highway 56 in Butner. On May 3, 2005, WFTK became WDRU.[6]

Originally licensed to Wake Forest, the station moved its license to Creedmoor in 2005. It also altered its signal pattern in order to better serve listeners in the western portion of the Triangle (Durham, Chapel Hill).

Translators[edit]

WDRU broadcasts during daytime hours only unlike its sister station, WTRU in the Greensboro/Winston-Salem market. This is to protect WBZ in Boston. However, the station does operate FM translators, both which broadcast 24 hours.[7][8][9] The station is also heard in HD Radio at 103.9-2, WNNL-FM HD2.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W288BU 105.5 Durham, North Carolina 9 D FCC
W289BD 105.7 Raleigh, North Carolina 250 D FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-331. Retrieved April 23, 2017. 
  2. ^ "WDRU Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "Wake Forest IMG Sports Network Announces New Broadcast Team and Affiliates". wakeforestsports.com. 2012-08-17. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  4. ^ Swartz, Deven (2012-03-12). "101.1 WZTK dropping talk format". Fox8 WGHP. Retrieved 2012-08-17. 
  5. ^ David Ranii, "Spanish radio station sold", News & Observer, 2005-03-25.
  6. ^ "WDRU Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  7. ^ "Truth and Liberty get together for swap meet". RBR.com. 2012-01-09. Retrieved 2012-04-06. 
  8. ^ "W288BU Radio Station Information". Retrieved 2013-01-04. 
  9. ^ "W289BD Radio Station Information". Retrieved 2013-01-04. 

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