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Encyclopedia > WAOK (AM)
WAOK
City of license Atlanta, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding "News & Talk 1380, WAOK"
Slogan The Voice of the Community
First air date March 15, 1954
Frequency 1380 (kHz)
Format Urban Talk
ERP 5000 watts (Daytime)
4200 watts (Nighttime)
Class B
Callsign meaning W Atlanta O K (former owners of the station)
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations WAOK, WVEE, WZGC
Website http://www.waok.com/

WAOK, News & Talk 1380, is an Urban talk radio station that serves Atlanta market. WAOK operates on 1380 kilohertz with 5,000 watts (directional at night) from their studios at 1201 Peachtree Street, 400 Colony Square, Suite 800, Atlanta, Georgia. WAOK is Georgia's fifth oldest continuously licensed AM broadcast station. Image File history File links WAOK.gif‎ This is a logo of a radio station, network, corporation, or other organization, and is protected by copyright and/or trademark. ... 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... Hotlanta redirects here. ... The Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan area, always referred to as Metro Atlanta or the Metro area in Georgia, is the ninth-largest metropolitan area in the United States and consists of 28 counties in Georgia. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... 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. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... 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, equal to one joule per second. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... 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... CBS Radio Inc. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WVEE FM (V-103, 103. ... WZGC FM (92. ... A website (or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets and hosted on a particular domain or subdomain on the World Wide Web. ... The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... This article is about the state capital of Georgia. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... [[Amplitude modulation]] (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a carrier wave wirelessly. ...


History

WAOK went on the air (with brand new call letters) on March 15, 1954, adopting a Rhythm and Blues and Gospel music format. Featured performers included legendary R&B disc jockey Zenas "Daddy" Sears and local musician Piano Red, as well as early shock jock Alley Pat Patrick and singer Zilla Mays, the "Dream Girl", who broadcast sultry talk and soft music in the early-morning hours. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Rhythm and blues (also known as R&B or RnB) is a popular music genre combining jazz, gospel, and blues influences — first performed by African American artists. ... hi ... For other meanings of DJ, see DJ (disambiguation). ... Piano Red (born Willie Perryman, later recording as Dr. Feelgood & the Interns) was an American blues musician, and the first to hit the pop music charts. ... A shock jock is a slang term used to describe a type of radio broadcaster (sometimes a disk jockey) who attracts attention using humor that a significant portion of the listening audience may find offensive. ...


The studios were moved from 201 Henry Grady Building to a new headquarters at 70 Houston Street, NE, Atlanta. Hotlanta redirects here. ...


WAOK was acquired by The Atlanta OK Broadcasting Company (Stan Raymond, Zenas Sears, and Dorothy Lester each one third owners) in January 1956. (The AOK designation preceded the popular astronaut slang expression A-OK by many years.) For other uses, see Astronaut (disambiguation). ... Slang is the use of highly informal words and expressions that are not considered standard in the speakers dialect or language. ...


At a WAOK-sponsored concert in 1956, Sears used a monaural recorder and a single microphone to make one of the most famous live albums of all time, Ray Charles in Person. The recording is famous not only as a documentary of Ray Charles's music before he became a crossover star, but also for its technical excellence, capturing the band, the crowd, and the singer in balance. The final song in the concert was the premiere of "What'd I Say". WAOK turned it into a hit even though there was no released version. Due to popular demand, Atlantic Records decided to release the live album and to send Charles to the studio immediately to remake "What'd I Say". A live album is a musical recording containing recorded concert performances. ... Ray Charles was the stage name of Ray Charles Robinson (September 23, 1930 – June 10, 2004). ... Atlantic Records (Atlantic Recording Corporation) is an American record label, and operates as a wholly owned subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ...


By 1957, the station was in operation 24 hours a day with an urban music format. The studios were moved again in 1959 to 110 Edgewood Road, NE, Atlanta, and the station's licensee name was changed to the WAOK Broadcasting Company. It was changed again in 1962 to The Atlanta OK Broadcasting Company. The term urban contemporary was coined by the late New York DJ Frankie Crocker in the mid 1970s. ...


On November 29, 1963, Stan Raymond and Zenas Sears became fifty percent owners of WAOK's licensee, acquiring the late Dorothy Lester's 33% interest for $57,786 from a local bank serving as Executor of her estate. Studios were moved to new quarters at 75 Piedmont Road, Atlanta. November 29 is the 333rd (in leap years the 334th) day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1963 (MCMLXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (the link is to a full 1963 calendar). ...


The FCC granted approval for the sale of the station on April 1, 1974 to Broadcast Enterprise Network, Inc. Ragan Augustus Henry, a Philadelphia attorney headed the new organization as President and 53% owner. He founded BENI (Broadcast Enterprises National, Inc.) in 1974 as a Black-owned business venture. BENI took control of the station May 14, 1974. In late May 1982, studios and offices were relocated to 401 West Peachtree Street , Atlanta. The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... April 1 is the 91st day of the year (92nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 274 days remaining. ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (135th in leap years). ... 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday. ... 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


WAOK was sold by the Atlanta OK Broadcasting Company on July 9, 1985 to the DKM Broadcasting Corporation. DKM (Dyson, Kisner and Moran) sold Atlanta's WPLO (now WVEE) to buy WAOK on May 17, 1985. In the summer of 1985, WAOK revamped its programming format - it now aired an Urban Adult Contemporary music format while gospel programs were now heard from 5:00 a.m. until noon. Studios were then moved to 120 Ralph McGill Blvd. July 9 is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 175 days remaining. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... May 17 is the 137th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (138th in leap years). ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Urban Adult Contemporary is the name for a format of radio music, similar to an urban contemporary format. ...


On January 1, 1988, WAOK was sold, along with other DKM owned properties in Denver, Baltimore, Springfield, Lincoln, Akron, Dayton and Dallas, for $200,000,000 to The Summit Communications Group, Inc. Also included in the sale was Atlanta's WVEE-FM, WAOK's sister FM station. WAOK was now a full time gospel station. January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. ... WVEE FM (V-103, 103. ...


In March 1995, Summit sold its interests in WAOK to Granum Communications, Inc. (Herbert W. McCord, Peter Ferrara, and Michael Weinstein). Also included in the sale was sister station, WVEE-FM.


On March 15, 1996, Granum Communications sold WVEE-FM and WAOK-AM to Infinity Broadcasting. March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (75th in leap years). ... 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated the International Year for the Eradication of Poverty. ...

WAOK logo from 1995 to 2001

On December 26, 2001, WAOK changed formats from Gospel to News & Talk. Tony Brown was named Program Director of the New WAOK -- The Voice of the Community. Image File history File links Old_WAOK_logo. ... Image File history File links Old_WAOK_logo. ... December 26 is the 360th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar, 361st in leap years. ... 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar. ... hi ...


External links

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By callsign: WAEC | WAFS | WALR | WAOK | WAOS | WATB | WAZJ | WAZX | WBHF | WCFO | WCHK | WCNN | WCOH | WDCY | WDPC | WDUN | WDWD | WFOM | WFTD | WGFS | WGKA | WGST | WGUN | WHIE | WKEU | WKKP | WLBB | WLTA | WMLB | WNEA | WNIV | WPBC | WPBS | WPLO | WQXI | WSB | WSSA | WTJH | WWWE | WXEM | WYXC | WYZE In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ... WAEC-AM is a radio station in Atlanta, Georgia with a frequency of 860. ... WALR AM (TalkRadio 1340) is an Atlanta AM radio station with a frequency of 1340 kHz. ... WCFO known onair as Business Radio 1160 WCFO is a business talk radio station, licensed to East Point, Georgia, serving the Atlanta, Georgia radio market. ... WCNN AM is a radio station at 680 kHz in Atlanta that is known primarily by the nickname 680 The Fan. They are a local sports radio talk format. ... WDWD is a Radio Disney station serving the Atlanta, Georgia market. ... WFOM AM (TalkRadio 1340) is an Atlanta AM radio station with a frequency of 1230 kHz. ... WGKA, NewsTalk 920, is a syndicated talk radio station based in Atlanta, Georgia. ... WGST is or was the callsign of two radio stations in Atlanta: WGST AM (640) Former WGST-FM, 105. ... WMLB, known onair since June 2006 as AM 1690 WMLB is a radio station licensed to Avondale Estates, Georgia and serves most of the Atlanta, Georgia radio market. ... WPBC (1310 AM, Planeta X 1310) is a radio station licensed to Decatur, Georgia broadcasting a latin music/talk radio format. ... WPBS Praise 1040 Atlanta is an AM-radio religious broadcaster licenced to serve Conyers, Georgia and is now the original holder of the WPBS callsign. ... WPLO is the Atlanta areas last remaining analog AM stereo radio station. ... WQXI AM (790 The Zone) is a radio station in the city of Atlanta, at a frequency of 790kHz. ... WSB AM (NewsTalk 750) is a clear channel AM radio station located in Atlanta, Georgia with a frequency of 750 kHz. ... WWWE AM is a local Atlanta area AM radio station that broadcasts Spanish language music and religious programming. ...


Satellite Radio Local Traffic/Weather: XM Channel 227 | Sirius Channel 153 “XM” redirects here. ... Sirius Satellite Radio NASDAQ: SIRI is one of two satellite radio (SDARS) services operating in the United States and Canada, along with XM Satellite Radio. ...


See also: Atlanta (FM) (AM)

Georgia Radio Markets

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See also: List of radio stations in Georgia and List of United States radio markets

  Results from FactBites:
 
WAOK Jean Ross - Minority Professional Network (MPN) - Thomas Brooks (106 words)
WAOK Jean Ross - Minority Professional Network (MPN) - Thomas Brooks
Thomas Brooks of MPN on "Midday Atlanta Live" on WAOK 1380 AM Thomas Brooks was a recent guest in Atlanta on WAOK's (1380 AM) 'Midday Atlanta Live Show,' hosted by Jean Ross.
Thomas also stressed the need for minorities to spend dollars in their own community, and for entrepreneurs to give back and do community service.
New Georgia Encyclopedia: WAOK (625 words)
WAOK, an Atlanta AM radio station owned by Zenas Sears, was one of the first in the nation to feature as its primary format such African American musical forms as blues, rhythm and blues (RandB), and soul.
Mays started on WAOK as "The Mystery Lady" in 1954, and in 1955 (after revealing her identity) she hosted the "Dream Girl Show." Sears, with help from Mays and Perryman, started the WAOK Road Shows, traveling revues that brought RandB and gospel music to venues around the Southeast.
In 1968 WAOK altered its format from RandB to soul and in 1980 became a gospel station.
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