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WAKR
1590 WAKR
City of license {{{city}}}
Broadcast area Akron, Ohio
Branding
Slogan Akron's News Authority
First air date 1940
Frequency 1590 (kHz)
Format Standards
Power {{{power}}}
ERP 5,000 watts
Class B
Callsign meaning AKRon
Owner Rubber City Radio Group
Website www.wakr.net

WAKR is an AM radio station in Akron, Ohio, USA operating on 1590 kHz. It is owned by Rubber City Radio Group, Inc. which also owns Akron's WONE-FM and WQMX and Lansing's WJXQ, WQTX, WJZL and WVIC. The station features news and talk with music from the big band era. It has also been for many years the Akron affiliate for broadcasts of the Cleveland Indians, Cleveland Browns and Cleveland Cavaliers. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Look up Slogan on Wiktionary, the free dictionary A slogan is a memorable phrase used in political or commercial context as a repetitive expression of an idea or purpose. ... 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... In radio telecommunications, effective radiated power or ERP is determined by subtracting system losses from system gains. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... The front page of the English Wikipedia Website. ... AM radio is radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Capitol Building Lansing is the capital city of the U.S. state of Michigan, located mostly in Ingham County; a small portion extends into adjacent Eaton County. ... Major league affiliations American League (1901-present) Central Division (1994-present) East Division (1969-1993) Major league titles World Series titles (2) 1948 â€¢ 1920 AL Pennants (5) 1997 â€¢ 1995 â€¢ 1954 â€¢ 1948 1920 Central Division titles (6) [1] 2001 â€¢ 1999 â€¢ 1998 â€¢ 1997 1996 â€¢ 1995 Wild card berths (0) None [1] - In... City Cleveland, Ohio Team Colors Brown, Orange, and White Head Coach Romeo Crennel Fight song {{{song}}} Mascot CB, Chomps, TD, and Trapper League/Conference affiliations All-America Football Conference (1946-1949) Western Division (1946-1948) National Football League (1950-present) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference (1953-1969) Century Division... The Cleveland Cavaliers are a National Basketball Association team based in Cleveland, Ohio. ...


The station was started in 1940 by S. Bernard Berk and licensed to his family owned business Summit Radio Corp. It became the Blue Network and then the ABC radio affiliate for Akron, broadcasting with 5,000 watts. 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... ABC Radio is a division of the American Broadcasting Company focused on AM radio and FM radio broadcasting. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power. ...


In 1945 Alan Freed joined WAKR and became a local favorite, playing hot jazz and pop recordings. He moved on to Cleveland's WXEL-TV and WJW radio where he is credited with coining the term "Rock and Roll." 1945 (MCMXLV) was a common year starting on Monday (link will take you to calendar). ... Alan Freed (December 15, 1922 – January 20, 1965) was an American disc-jockey (DJ), who became internationally known for promoting African-American Rhythm and Blues (R&B) music on the radio in the United States and Europe under the name of Rock and Roll. ... WJW, also known on-air as FOX8, is a television station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting on VHF channel 8. ... WKNR is an AM all-sports station in Cleveland, Ohio, broadcasting at 850 kHz with transmitter in North Royalton, Ohio and studios at its former transmitter site in Broadview Heights, Ohio. ...


In 1946, Berk expanded ownership of Summit Radio Corp. by selling 45% to the Beacon Journal Publishing Co., publishers of the Akron Beacon Journal. The newspaper company would continue to own a piece of Summit's operations for 30 years [1]. 1946 (MCMXLVI) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... The Akron Beacon Journal is a morning newspaper located in Akron, Ohio. ...


During the 1950s and 1960s WAKR was Akron's premier radio station. It operated as a very successful Top 40 station during the late 1960s. Top 40 is a radio format based on frequent repetition of songs from a constantly-updated list of the forty best-selling singles. ...


WAKR started Akron's first FM station, WAKR-FM, in 1948. It changed to WAEZ in the late 1960s, and became WONE-FM on January 1, 1985. FM radio is a broadcast technology invented by Edwin Howard Armstrong that uses frequency modulation to provide high-fidelity broadcast radio sound. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) is a leap year starting on Thursday (link will take you to calendar). ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... This article is about the year. ...


WAKR also started Akron's first television station WAKR-TV on channel 49 in 1953. The station moved to channel 23 in 1967, and changed its callsign to WAKC-TV in 1986 when it ceased being commonly owned with the radio station. The television station is now WVPX-TV. 1953 (MCMLIII) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The Berk family sold Summit Radio, including WAKR, to Group One Broadcasting in 1986. The station was subsequently purchased by the Rubber City Radio Group. 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) is a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


External link

  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WAKR
  • Aerial photo of WAKR transmitter from Google Local


AM Radio Stations in the Akron, Ohio Market

By Frequency: 640 | 1150 | 1350 | 1520 1590 AM radio is radio broadcasting using amplitude modulation. ... Nickname: The Rubber Capital of the World Motto: {{{motto}}} Official website: http://www. ... Sine waves of various frequencies; the lower waves have higher frequencies than those above. ... WCUE is an AM radio station licensed to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio operating on 1150 kHz. ... WJMP AM 1520 is an affiliate of Fox Sports Radio serving Akron, Ohio. ...


By Callsign: WAKR | WARF | WCUE | WHLO | WJMP Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid... WCUE is an AM radio station licensed to Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio operating on 1150 kHz. ... WJMP AM 1520 is an affiliate of Fox Sports Radio serving Akron, Ohio. ...


 
 

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