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WLAD-AM news radio logo.jpg
City Danbury, Connecticut
Branding News, Talk, Sports 800 WLAD
Frequency 800 kHz C-QUAM AM Stereo
First air date October 1947[1]
Format News/Talk
Language(s) English
Power 1,000 watts (day)
286 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 65456
Transmitter coordinates 41°22′27″N 73°26′47″W / 41.37417°N 73.44639°W / 41.37417; -73.44639
Affiliations Premiere Networks
Westwood One Network
Fox News Radio
Owner The Berkshire Broadcasting Corporation
Sister stations WAXB, WDAQ
Website wlad.com

WLAD (800 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Danbury, Connecticut. It broadcasts a news/talk format.[2] The station airs a local morning news and information show on weekdays, hosted by Dave Rinelli and Bart Busterna. They are followed by nationally syndicated talk shows the rest of the day, including Brian Kilmeade, Rush Limbaugh, Todd Schnitt, Dave Ramsey, Jim Bohannon, Jon Grayson and America in The Morning.[3] WLAD also broadcasts Boston Red Sox baseball games.


Former branding

The station was assigned the call sign "WLAD" by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[4] WLAD first signed on the air on October 5, 1947, with 250 watts of power as a daytime only station.[5] It has since increased its power to 1000 watts by day. But because 800 AM is a clear channel frequency reserved for Mexico, WLAD must reduce power at night to 286 watts.


  1. ^ "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S.". 1959 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1959. p. B-122. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  3. ^ http://www.wlad.com/
  4. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. U.S. Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2012. 
  5. ^ "WLAD at Danbury, Conn., 250-w Daytimer, Starts" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 27, 1947. Retrieved 17 October 2014. 

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