|Branding||News, Talk, Sports 800 WLAD|
|Frequency||800 kHz C-QUAM AM Stereo|
|First air date||October 1947|
|Power||1,000 watts (day)
286 watts (night)
Westwood One Network
Fox News Radio
|Owner||The Berkshire Broadcasting Corporation|
|Sister stations||WAXB, WDAQ|
WLAD (800 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Danbury, Connecticut. It broadcasts a news/talk format. 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. WLAD also broadcasts Boston Red Sox baseball games.
The station was assigned the call sign "WLAD" by the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC). WLAD first signed on the air on October 5, 1947, with 250 watts of power as a daytime only station. 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.
- "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S.". 1959 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1959. p. B-122.
- "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
- "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. U.S. Federal Communications Commission Media Bureau. Retrieved June 13, 2012.
- "WLAD at Danbury, Conn., 250-w Daytimer, Starts" (PDF). Broadcasting. October 27, 1947. Retrieved 17 October 2014.
- WLAD official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WLAD
- Radio-Locator Information on WLAD
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WLAD
- Radio Station Moves off Main Street
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