WKAT (1450 AM, "Radio Vida") is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish religious format. Licensed to Miami, Florida, United States, the station serves the Miami area. The station is currently owned by Salem Media Group, through licensee Salem Communications Holding Corporation.[2]

WKAT
CityMiami, Florida
Broadcast areaMiami area
BrandingVida 101.9 FM / 1450 AM
Frequency1450 kHz
Translator(s)W270CV (101.9 MHz, Miami)
First air date1948
FormatSpanish Religious
Power1,000 watts fulltime
ClassC
Facility ID43034
Transmitter coordinates25°50′22.00″N 80°11′23.00″W / 25.8394444°N 80.1897222°W / 25.8394444; -80.1897222
Former call signsWWPB (1948-1956)[1]
WSKP (1956-1966)[1]
WOCN (1966-2019)[1]
OwnerSalem Media Group
(Salem Communications Holding Corporation)
Sister stationsWQVN
WebsiteWKAT Website
WOCN logo through June 2008

The station has an 18-year history of broadcasting to the Spanish-speaking community in the Miami area. Prior to the change to Spanish sports radio, the station branded itself as WOCN Radio 1450, broadcasting a World Ethnic-talk format. It was a time-brokered station which sold its time to programmers who then sold their own advertisements. The station was known in the Cuban-American community for its leftist commentators.[3] Its call sign was changed to WKAT on September 16, 2019.[4]

The station also operates FM translator, W270CV on 101.9 MHz from downtown Miami.

WOCN logo until 2019

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c History Cards for WKAT, fcc.gov. Retrieved November 23, 2019.
  2. ^ "WKAT Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WOCN-AM SOLD FOR $6 MILLION". Miami Herald. July 29, 2006.
  4. ^ Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved November 23, 2019.

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