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CityGate City, Virginia
Broadcast areaGate City, Virginia
Scott County, Virginia
Kingsport, Tennessee
Frequency1050 AM kHz
First air dateJuly 24, 1959[1]
Power1,000 Watts daytime
267 Watts nighttime
Facility ID67667
Transmitter coordinates36°37′59.0″N 82°34′56.0″W / 36.633056°N 82.582222°W / 36.633056; -82.582222
Callsign meaningW GATe City
Former callsignsWGAT (1959-Present)[2]
OwnerTri-Cities Broadcasting Corporation

WGAT was a Southern Gospel-formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Gate City, Virginia, serving Gate City and Scott County, Virginia, and Kingsport, Tennessee.[3] WGAT was owned and operated by Tri-Cities Broadcasting Corporation.[4] Its license was cancelled October 2, 2019.[5]

History of call letters[edit]

The call letters WGAT were previously assigned to an AM station in Utica, New York.[6]


  1. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-564. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "WGAT Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 16, 2015.
  5. ^ Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved October 4, 2019.
  6. ^ "WGAT Open House" (PDF). Broadcasting. April 19, 1948. Retrieved November 27, 2014.