WDYN

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WDYN
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CityRossville, Georgia
Broadcast areaChattanooga, Tennessee
SloganTogether, Making a Difference
FrequencyAM 980 KHz
Translator(s)W235AO 94.9 MHz
First air date1958 (WRIP)
FormatChristian radio
Power500 watts daytime
113 watts night
ClassB
Facility ID72374
Callsign meaningGospel dynamite
Former callsignsWUUS, WLMX, WGVT, WRIP
Former frequenciesWDYN-FM 89.7 MHz
OwnerPiedmont International University, Inc.
Websitewdyn.com

WDYN (980 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. Licensed to Rossville, Georgia, United States, the station serves the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. The station is currently owned by Piedmont International University, Inc.[1]

History[edit]

The station signed on in 1958 as WRIP. The call letters were changed to WGVT in December 1986. Next, in February 1989, the station became WLMX-AM. In 1999, Cumulus Broadcasting owned WLMX-AM at 980.[2][3] In 2000, Cumulus sold WLMX-AM and 5 other Chattanooga-area stations to Clear Channel Communications.[4] The 980 frequency became the sports talk WUUS.[5]

3 Daughters Media bought WUUS from Clear Channel in a deal announced late in 2006,[6] simulcasting WNGA for some time. In January 2009, WUUS-AM 980 AM broke away from the simulcast, becoming Talk AM 980.

From 1968, WDYN had been located at FM 89.7. In November 2010, Tennessee Temple sold the station's transmitters and frequency to Bible Broadcasting Network for $2.5 million as WYBK.[7] The school retained the studio facilities, and continued to broadcast on the internet.

In December 2010, 3 Daughters Media sold WUUS AM 980 for $175,000 to Tennessee Temple University for its WDYN signal.[8]

In November 2012, WDYN began broadcasting on a translator at 94.9 FM.[9]

The station was transferred to Piedmont International University effective August 10, 2015,[citation needed] as part of their merger with Tennessee Temple University.

Translator[edit]

Broadcast translators of WDYN
Call sign Frequency
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City of license Facility
ID
ERP
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Height
m (ft)
FCC info
W235AO 94.9 FM Chattanooga, Tennessee 148230 .099 56.8 m (186 ft) FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WDYN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ http://www.cumulus.com/cc_044.html, Retrieved on 2008/12/10.
  3. ^ http://www.shgresources.com/tn/radio, Retrieved on 2008/12/10.
  4. ^ http://www.radiodiversity.com/archives/000925.shtml, Retrieved on 2008/12/10.
  5. ^ http://www.fybush.com/site-020515.html, Retrieved on 2008/12/10.
  6. ^ "Deals," Broadcasting & Cable, October 2, 2006.
  7. ^ Lovett says radio sale will extend gospel reach
  8. ^ Chattanooga backfill deal gets school back in the radio biz
  9. ^ WDYN Returns to the FM

External links[edit]


Coordinates: 34°57′54″N 85°18′00″W / 34.96500°N 85.30000°W / 34.96500; -85.30000