WAWS (107.3 FM) is a Christian radio station licensed to Claxton, Georgia, United States. The station is currently owned by Educational Media Foundation (EMF).[2] WAWS carries EMF's Air1 contemporary worship format.

WAWS
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Frequency107.3 MHz
BrandingAir1
Programming
FormatContemporary worship
AffiliationsAir1
Ownership
OwnerEducational Media Foundation
History
First air date
September 12, 1972 (1972-09-12)[1]
Former call signs
WCLA-FM (1973–2004)
WMCD (2004–2018)
WZBX (2018)
WLGK (2018–2019)
Technical information
Facility ID65607
ClassC3
ERP25,000 watts
HAAT100 meters
Transmitter coordinates
32°10′1.00″N 81°54′7.00″W / 32.1669444°N 81.9019444°W / 32.1669444; -81.9019444Coordinates: 32°10′1.00″N 81°54′7.00″W / 32.1669444°N 81.9019444°W / 32.1669444; -81.9019444

HistoryEdit

The station was assigned the WCLA-FM call letters on August 28, 1972;[3] the station signed on September 12.[1] On July 8, 2004, the station changed its call sign to WMCD.[4] The WMCD call had belonged to a Statesboro FM station in the 1960s until the early 2000s.

On August 9, 2018, WMCD swapped call signs with then sister station WZBX. Effective August 31, 2018, the sale of WZBX by Radio Statesboro, Inc. to Educational Media Foundation was consummated at a purchase price of $150,000. EMF changed the station's call sign to WLGK the same day.

The station changed its call sign to WAWS on December 20, 2019.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-157. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  2. ^ "WAWS Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WAWS FCC history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved September 9, 2018.
  4. ^ "WAWS Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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