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City Gate City, Virginia
Broadcast area Gate City, Virginia
Scott County, Virginia
Kingsport, Tennessee
Branding "Solid Gospel 1050"
Frequency 1050 AM kHz
First air date July 24, 1959[1]
Format Southern Gospel[2]
Power 1,000 Watts daytime
267 Watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 67667
Transmitter coordinates 36°37′59.0″N 82°34′56.0″W / 36.633056°N 82.582222°W / 36.633056; -82.582222
Callsign meaning W GATe City
Former callsigns WGAT (1959-Present)[3]
Affiliations Solid Gospel (Salem)
SRN Radio News (Salem)
Owner Tri-Cities Broadcasting Corporation

WGAT is a Southern Gospel formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Gate City, Virginia, serving Gate City and Scott County, Virginia, and Kingsport, Tennessee.[2] WGAT is owned and operated by Tri-Cities Broadcasting Corporation.[4]

History of call letters[edit]

The call letters WGAT were previously assigned to an AM station in Utica, New York.[5]


  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-564. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  2. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  4. ^ "WGAT Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 16, 2015. 
  5. ^ "WGAT Open House" (PDF). Broadcasting. April 19, 1948. Retrieved November 27, 2014. 

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