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WEOA

WEOA 1400 is an AM station licensed to and serving the Evansville, Indiana market. The transmitter is located near the interchange of I-164 and Weinbach Avenue in Evansville.

WEOA
WEOA 98.5 logo.png
CityEvansville, Indiana
Broadcast areaEvansville, Indiana
Branding98.5 WEOA
SloganHIP HOP AND R&B
Frequency1400 kHz
Translator(s)98.5 W253BF (Evansville)
First air date1936
FormatUrban contemporary
ERP1,000 watts
ClassC
Facility ID61042
Callsign meaningWe're Evansville On the Air (call sign was explained this way when originally used in the 1940s)
Former callsignsWEOA (1936-1960s)
WROZ (1960s-1986)
WIKY (1986-1992)
WJPS (1992-1997)
OwnerBLS Entertainment Inc.
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteWEOA Website

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HistoryEdit

1400 AM originally was WEOA (Evansville On the Air) then changed to WROZ, a country music-formatted station in the 1960s and 1970s. After WROZ left, 1400 became a simulcast of then WJPS-FM (now WLFW 93.5).

In 1997, a group of African American investors approached South Central about leasing the frequency for an Urban contemporary format. South Central agreed. For 10 years WEOA would be the only Urban station in the Evansville until August 2007 when CHR/Pop WDKS shifted to Urban.[citation needed]

On March 19, 2018 WEOA changed their format from urban adult contemporary to urban contemporary, branded as "98.5 WEOA".[1]

Current programmingEdit

WEOA runs the ABC Radio's syndicated Tom Joyner Morning Show and the ABC Touch Urban AC feed, although they do locally program some hours of hip hop, notably on Friday and Saturday nights.

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ WEOA Flips to Hip Hop Radioinsight - March 19, 2018

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