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City of license Louisville, Kentucky
Broadcast area Louisville, Kentucky
Branding 970 The Answer
Slogan Intelligent. Conservative.
Frequency 970 kHz
First air date 1933 (as WAVE)
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B
Facility ID 63936
Callsign meaning W G TalK
Former callsigns WAVE (1933-1981)
WAVG (1981-1997)
WLKY (1997-2000)
Owner Salem Communications
Sister stations WFIA-FM/AM
Webcast Listen Live
Website 970amtheanswer.com

WGTK (970 AM, "The Answer") is a news/talk formatted radio station in the Louisville, Kentucky metropolitan area. It is currently owned by Salem Communications. It was once WAVE-AM, the sister station of WAVE 3 television, and later, WLKY (Channel 32)'s sister operation.

It is an affiliate for Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Miller, Michael Medved, Hugh Hewitt and Dennis Prager. WGTK has also added a local midday show with former WHAS host Joe Elliott and is the radio home of Bellarmine University men's basketball.

In the 1990s, the call letters WGTK belonged to a now defunct classic rock station in Middlebury, Vermont called K101.


This station began as WFIW in Hopkinsville, Kentucky.[1] In 1932, WFIW was bought by George Norton Jr., and its transmitter was moved to Louisville, with the call letters being changed to WAVE-AM.[2]

On January 5, 2015 WGTK rebranded as "970 The Answer".[3]




  1. ^ "WFIW Rebuilding" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 15, 1931. Retrieved 29 September 2014. 
  2. ^ Kieber, John E., Ed. (2001). The Encyclopedia of Louisville. The University Press of Kentucky. ISBN 0-8131-2100-0. P. 126.
  3. ^ Salem Rebrands Talkers as The Answer

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Coordinates: 38°19′05″N 85°44′39″W / 38.31806°N 85.74417°W / 38.31806; -85.74417