|Broadcast area||South Florida metropolitan area|
|Power||5,000 Watts (Daytime)
1,000 Watts (Nighttime)
|Owner||Salem Media Group
(Caron Broadcasting, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WHIM, WZAB, WOCN|
The previous format was conservative talk radio with a lineup that resembled other outlets owned by Salem Communications: Michael Medved, Laura Ingraham, Hugh Hewitt, Michael Savage, and William Bennett among others. And like the other stations, its tagline was "Where Your Opinion Counts."
In 2005-06, WKAT was the radio station that carried games of the Florida Pit Bulls, a franchise in the American Basketball Association owned in part by NBA all-star Tim Hardaway. However, the franchise is now suspended pending a move to the Continental Basketball Association, where it will be known as the Miami Majesty.
Before WKAT became a talk radio station in 2005, it had been South Florida′s last remaining classical music station. However, WKAT had spent the 1960s and 1970s as a Miami Beach-based local talk station. Before that, WKAT had a popular music format. In the 1940s, singer-songwriter Arthur Fields worked there while in semi-retirement.
Today WKAT airs Salem Communications' "Radio Luz" Spanish-language Christian format, which also appears on sister station WWDJ-AM 1150 in Boston.
They have also applied to relocate and upgrade FM translator W267BW from Sebring to Miami which will give them an FM signal throughout central Miami-Dade county.
- Citron, David H. (3 February 2005). "WKAT is now Conservative Talk". South Florida Radio Pages. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
- Gracyk, Tim. "Arthur Fields". Tim's Phonographs and Old Records. Retrieved 11 August 2010.
- "FCC Construction Permit". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- Station website
- News/Talk WKAT Flips to Christian Talk (from South Florida Radio History, 1/1/2007)
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WKAT
- Radio-Locator Information on WKAT
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WKAT
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