WDUN (AM)

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WDUN
WDUN550.PNG
CityGainesville, Georgia
Broadcast areaAtlanta metropolitan area
Frequency550 kHz
Branding"News/Talk 550 WDUN"
Programming
FormatNews radio/Talk radio
AffiliationsAtlanta Falcons Fox News Radio Motor Racing Network Performance Racing Network
Ownership
OwnerJacobs Media Corporation
History
First air date
April 2, 1949
Former frequencies
1400 kHz (1949-1953)
1240 kHz (1953-1983)
Technical information
ClassB
Power10,000 Watts (day)
2,500 Watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
34°20′09″N 83°47′33″W / 34.33583°N 83.79250°W / 34.33583; -83.79250Coordinates: 34°20′09″N 83°47′33″W / 34.33583°N 83.79250°W / 34.33583; -83.79250
Repeater(s)102.9 WDUN-FM (Clarkesville)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttp://www.wdun.com

WDUN (550 AM), known as "North Georgia's Newstalk", is a News/Talk radio formatted radio station licensed to the city Gainesville, Georgia, in the Atlanta, Georgia radio market. WDUN is licensed as a Class B AM broadcast facility by the Federal Communications Commission operating with 10,000 Watts of power during the daytime using a non-directional antenna signal pattern, and 2,500 Watts during nighttime using a directional antenna pattern. The station is currently owned by JWJ Properties, Inc., doing business as Jacobs Media Corporation, which also operates WDUN-FM in Clarkesville, Georgia.[1][2][3]

Programming

The radio station features locally originated shows Mornings on Maine Street and Morning Talk as part of its weekday programming line up. Nationally syndicated hosts include Mike Gallagher, Todd Starnes, Dave Ramsey, Ken Coleman, Ben Shapiro, Jim Bohannon, Brian Kilmeade, Eric Metaxas, Sebastian Gorka, Dennis Prager and Bill Cunningham. WDUN's sports programming includes Atlanta Falcons football, and local prep play-by-play coverage covering a ten-county area. They also air all NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series and Most NASCAR Xfinity Series Races from either Motor Racing Network or Performance Racing Network

On October 4, 2010, WDUN began simulcasting on WDUN-FM, including WDUN news updates every thirty minutes. WDUN-FM airs Dr. Asa from noon to two and Dave Ramsey from two until three while WDUN-AM airs Rush Limbaugh due to "city of license" contract stipulations.

History

As part of the station's history, "WDUN 550" and sports formatted 1240 ESPN Radio (WGGA) swapped dial positions in the 1983.

References

  1. ^ "WDUN-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WDUN-FM Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ "About Us". AccessNorthGa.com. AccessNorthGa.com. Retrieved 22 December 2014.

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