WWTM

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WWTM
WWTM-AM logo.PNG
City Decatur, Alabama
Broadcast area Huntsville, Alabama
Branding 1400 The Team
Slogan "The Valley's Sports Leader"
Frequency 1400 kHz
First air date 1935 (as WMSL)
Format Sports/Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 54328
Transmitter coordinates 34°36′44″N 86°59′28″W / 34.61222°N 86.99111°W / 34.61222; -86.99111
Callsign meaning W W TeaM
Former callsigns WMSL (1935-1987)
WAVD (1987-2001)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner R & B Communications, Inc.
Webcast Listen Live
Website espn1400.info

WWTM (1400 AM, "1400 The Team") is a sports/talk formatted radio station licensed to Decatur, Alabama, that serves Decatur, Huntsville, and the northwest Alabama region.[1] The station is owned by R & B Communications, Inc.

Programming[edit]

The station derives almost all of its programming from ESPN Radio. Weekend programming from other providers includes "Tee It Up" from Fourteenth Colony Productions. Weekend programming during the football season also includes "NFL Preview", "NFL Insider" and "NCAA Football Insider" from Westwood One, plus "Pro Football Weekly" from Syndication Networks.

History[edit]

The station started in 1935 as WMSL and was owned by Mutual Savings Life. Mutual Savings also owned WMSL-FM 92.5 and WMSL-TV 23 (now WAFF-TV 48). Later owners included Frank Whisenant and Clete Quick. In March 1987 the call letters were changed to WAVD, which they remained until becoming WWTM, the current call sign, in June 2001.[2]

Before becoming available for this station, the WWTM call letters were most recently otherwise assigned to a station in Worcester, Massachusetts, before it changed to WVEI in August 2000.[3][4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "THE MEDIA BUSINESS; CBS to Sell 5 Boston-Area Radio Stations". The New York Times. 1998-08-14. 
  4. ^ "Mass Media Bureau Call Sign Actions" (PDF). Federal Communications Commission. 2000-08-28. 

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