WGAI

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WGAI
WGAI 560AM logo.png
CityElizabeth City, North Carolina
Broadcast areaElizabeth City
Outer Banks
Branding"Gospel 560"
SloganWhere Gospel Always Inspires
Frequency560 kHz
First air date1947
FormatBlack Gospel
Power1,000 watts daytime
500 watts nighttime
ClassB
Facility ID72731
Transmitter coordinates36°20′16.0″N 76°14′49.0″W / 36.337778°N 76.246944°W / 36.337778; -76.246944
Callsign meaningWhere Gospel Always Inspires
AffiliationsEast Carolina University Sports
OwnerGeorge Gregory
(Gregory Communications License, Inc.)
Webcast[1], http://104.254.99.99:8000/listen.pls
Websitehttp://www.gregorygospel.com, http://www.wgai560am.com

WGAI (560 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Elizabeth City, North Carolina, serving Elizabeth City and the Outer Banks. It broadcasts a Black Gospel/Christian radio format. WGAI is owned and operated by George Gregory, through licensee Gregory Communications License, Inc.

The station's studio and offices are located in Moyock, North Carolina. The transmitter is off Lovers Lane in Elizabeth City.[1]

History[edit]

WGAI went through many formats with Top 40 in the 1960s and early 1970s, Adult Contemporary in the late 1970s, Country in the mid-1980s, and Adult Contemporary again in the late 1980s. Joy Smith, daughter of famous DJ Bob "Wolfman Jack" Smith, was briefly an afternoon DJ at WGAI in 1989 as "Joy Jack". WGAI would drop music altogether in 1994 when it began its News/Talk/Sports format. In 2015 WGAI was purchased by George Gregory. The format is Gospel and Christian Talk.

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