WFAM (1050 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Augusta, Georgia. It has a Christian talk and teaching radio format and is owned by Wilkins Communications Network. WFAM carries shows by national Christian leaders as well as local preachers. Hosts include Charles Stanley, David Jeremiah, June Hunt and John MacArthur. It is a brokered programming station, in which hosts buy time on the station and may use their shows to ask for donations to their ministries. Some programming is provided by the Salem Radio Network.

WFAM
Broadcast areaAugusta metropolitan area
Frequency1050 kHz
Programming
FormatChristian talk and teaching
AffiliationsSalem Radio Network
Ownership
Owner
  • Wilkins Communications Network
  • (J.J. & B. Broadcasting, Inc.)
History
First air date
March 10, 1952
Former call signs
WAUG (1952-1978), WHGI (1978-1985), WIGL (1985-1986)
Call sign meaning
Family
Technical information
Facility ID20595
ClassD
Power5,000 watts days
82 watts nights
Transmitter coordinates
33°27′21″N 81°56′20″W / 33.45583°N 81.93889°W / 33.45583; -81.93889Coordinates: 33°27′21″N 81°56′20″W / 33.45583°N 81.93889°W / 33.45583; -81.93889
Links
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteWFAM website

By day, WFAM is powered at 5,000 watts using a non-directional antenna. But because AM 1050 is a clear channel frequency, WFAM must greatly reduce power at night to 82 watts. The transmitter is on Laney Walker Boulevard at Hayes Drive.[1]

HistoryEdit

On March 10, 1952, the station first signed on the air as WAUG. It has been a Christian radio station since the 1980s.

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