WDYN

WDYN
Broadcast areaChattanooga, Tennessee
Frequency980 kHz
Programming
FormatChristian radio
Ownership
OwnerCarolina University
History
First air date
1958 (WRIP)
Former call signs
WUUS, WLMX, WGVT, WRIP
Former frequencies
WDYN-FM 89.7 MHz
Call sign meaning
Gospel dynamite
Technical information
Facility ID72374
ClassD
Power500 watts day
113 watts night
Translator(s)94.7 W234CZ (Chattanooga)
94.9 W235AO (Chattanooga)
Links
Websitewdyn.com

WDYN (980 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian radio format. Licensed to Rossville, Georgia, the station serves the Chattanooga, Tennessee area. The station is currently owned by Carolina University.[1]

History

The station signed on in 1958 as WRIP. The call letters were changed to WGVT in December 1986. Next, in February 1989, the station became WLMX. In 1999, Cumulus Broadcasting owned WLMX at 980.[2][3] In 2000, Cumulus sold WLMX and 5 other Chattanooga-area stations to Clear Channel Communications.[4] The 980 frequency became the sports talk WUUS.[5]

3 Daughters Media bought WUUS from Clear Channel in a deal announced late in 2006,[6] simulcasting WNGA for some time. In January 2009, WUUS 980 AM broke away from the simulcast, becoming Talk AM 980.

From 1968, WDYN had been located at FM 89.7. In November 2010, Tennessee Temple sold the station's transmitters and frequency to Bible Broadcasting Network for $2.5 million as WYBK.[7] The school retained the studio facilities, and continued to broadcast on the internet.

In December 2010, 3 Daughters Media sold WUUS AM 980 for $175,000 to Tennessee Temple University for its WDYN signal.[8]

Former logo

In November 2012, WDYN began broadcasting on a translator at 94.9 FM.[9]

The station was transferred to Piedmont International University (now Carolina University) effective August 10, 2015,[citation needed] as part of their merger with Tennessee Temple University.

Translator

Broadcast translators of WDYN
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class FCC info
W234CZ 94.7 FM Chattanooga, Tennessee 200391 .25 28 m (92 ft) D FCC LMS
W235AO 94.9 FM Chattanooga, Tennessee 148230 .099 56.8 m (186 ft) D FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ "WDYN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Cumulus Media". www.cumulus.com. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
  3. ^ www.shgresources.com http://www.shgresources.com/tn/radio. Retrieved 2008-12-10. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  4. ^ www.radiodiversity.com http://www.radiodiversity.com/archives/000925.shtml. Retrieved 2008-12-10. {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |title= (help)
  5. ^ "A selection from a decade of visits to tower and studio sites in the Northeast and beyond". www.fybush.com. Retrieved 2008-12-10.
  6. ^ "Deals," Broadcasting & Cable, October 2, 2006.
  7. ^ Lovett says radio sale will extend gospel reach
  8. ^ Chattanooga backfill deal gets school back in the radio biz
  9. ^ WDYN Returns to the FM

External links

Coordinates: 34°57′54″N 85°18′00″W / 34.96500°N 85.30000°W / 34.96500; -85.30000