WKDA

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WKDA
City Lebanon, Tennessee
Broadcast area Nashville
Slogan Radio Luz
Frequency 900 kHz
Format Spanish Religious
Power 5,000 watts day
136 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 71289
Transmitter coordinates 36°9′49.00″N 86°42′55.00″W / 36.1636111°N 86.7152778°W / 36.1636111; -86.7152778
Owner Wilson County Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations WANT WCOR
Website Radio Luz 900 Website

WKDA (900 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish Religious format. Licensed to Lebanon, Tennessee, USA, the station serves the Nashville area. The station is currently owned by Wilson County Broadcasting, Inc.[1]

History[edit]

The WKDA callsign was used in Nashville for a long period on the AM frequency of 1240 kHz. The old WKDA was the first Nashville station to adopt an all-rock and roll format when that form of music first became popular[citation needed]; in the 1960s its on-air staff of disc jockeys were promoted as the "WKDA Good Guys" and it had an on-air rivalry for much of this period with WMAK. WKDA then had its studios in the downtown Nashville Stahlman Building; a giant neon sign readily visible across the Cumberland River in East Nashville advertised this fact.

As AM radio declined in popularity with music listeners in the 1970s, WKDA lost listenership, largely to its own FM sister, now WKDF, which then had an Album Rock format. WKDA was later sold to Nashville broadcaster and entrepreneur Teddy Bart, who used it to broadcast his own programming and to serve as the Nashville affiliate of CNN Radio during other hours. Later in the 1990s Bart sold the station to owners who changed to format to gospel music and the callsign to WNSG; the historical WKDA callsign became available for reassignment and was purchased for use by the current station. Its frequency, 900 AM, was the home of Lebanon station WCOR from 1949 to 2005. WCOR now broadcasts on 1490 AM.

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "WKDA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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