WWAK-AM 1450
Hawthorne

Original Call Letters: WWAK (Construction Permit) 

Originally Licensed: 1985 

Original City of License: Hawthorne 

Original Frequency: 1450

Origin of Call Letters: We Weally Appreciate Kountry

Original Power: 1,000 watts day/250 watts night

Original Location: US-41 and Mondon Hill Road

Original Format: Bluegrass/Country 


Network Affiliation(s): ABC Information


Owner(s): 1985-Hawthorne Radio, Inc.

History of Call Letters and Formats: WWAK-1985-Construction Permit  


History Of WWAK
Thanks to Marc Tyll for this history of WWAK.
WWAK was only a Construction Permit, having never begun broadcast operations. The original owners had planned to bring Hawthorne (located approximately 20 miles East of Gainesville) its first radio station in 1985, broadcasting a variety of Bluegrass and Mainstream country music. The frequency was 1450 kHz and was authorized to operate with 1,000 watts non directional day and 250 watts non directional at night. The call letters WWAK origin came from the slogan "We Weally Appreciate Kountry" which was to be the on-air signature at AM 1450.


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