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.
|Broadcast area||Augusta metropolitan area|
|Format||Christian talk and teaching|
|Affiliations||Salem Radio Network|
First air date
|March 10, 1952|
Former call signs
|WAUG (1952-1978), WHGI (1978-1985), WIGL (1985-1986)|
Call sign meaning
|Power||5,000 watts days|
82 watts nights
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.
On March 10, 1952, the station first signed on the air as WAUG. It has been a Christian radio station since the 1980s.
- WFAM in the FCC AM station database
- WFAM on Radio-Locator
- WFAM in Nielsen Audio's AM station database