|Broadcast area||Atlanta metropolitan area|
|Branding||"News/Talk 550 WDUN"|
|First air date||April 2, 1949|
|Format||News radio/Talk radio|
|Power||10,000 Watts (day)
2,500 Watts (night)
|Former frequencies||1400 kHz (1949-1953)
1240 kHz (1953-1983)
|Affiliations||Atlanta Falcons Fox News Radio Gwinnett Braves Gwinnett Gladiators Georgia Southern SEC Radio Network Gainesville High School|
|Owner||Jacobs Media Corporation|
|Sister stations||WDUN-FM, WGGA|
WDUN (550 AM), known as "North Georgia's Newstalk", is a News/Talk radio formatted radio station licensed to the city Gainesville, Georgia, in the Atlanta, Georgia radio market. WDUN is licensed as a Class B AM broadcast facility by the Federal Communications Commission operating with 10,000 Watts of power during the daytime using a non-directional antenna signal pattern, and 2,500 Watts during nighttime using a directional antenna pattern. The station is currently owned by JWJ Properties, Inc., doing business as Jacobs Media Corporation, which also operates WDUN-FM in Clarkesville, Georgia.
The radio station features locally originated shows the Bill and Joel Morning Show, Morning Talky, and The Ken Coleman Show and Sportstalk with Katie B. Davis as part of its weekday programming line up. Nationally syndicated hosts include Rush Limbaugh, Laura Ingraham, Dave Ramsey, Mike Gallagher and Jim Bohannon.
WDUN's sports programming includes Georgia Southern Eagles football, Atlanta Falcons football, Atlanta Hawks basketball, and local prep play-by-play coverage covering a ten-county area. In 2009, WDUN became the radio home of the Gwinnett Braves, the AAA minor league affiliate of the Atlanta Braves. As a result, the major league Atlanta Braves games, formerly aired on WDUN, moved to sister station 1240 ESPN Radio. WDUN is also the radio home of the Gwinnett Gladiators, the ECHL affiliate of the Arizona Coyotes with limited games on air and all games streamed at WDUN.Com.
On October 4, 2010, WDUN began simulcasting on WDUN-FM, including WDUN news updates every thirty minutes. WDUN-FM airs Dave Ramsey from noon until three while WDUN-AM airs Rush Limbaugh due to "city of license" contract stipulations.
As part of the station's history, "WDUN 550" and sports formatted 1240 ESPN Radio (WGGA) swapped dial positions in the 1983.
- WDUN official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WDUN
- Radio-Locator Information on WDUN
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WDUN
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