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WAZX
City of license Smyrna, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Frequency 1550 kHz (AM)
First air date early 1960s
Format Unknown (Testing with music)
Power 50,000 watts (day)
16 watts (night)
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 33°51′28″N 84°38′39″W / 33.857781°N 84.64417°W / 33.857781; -84.64417
Owner DTS Broadcasting

WAZX (1550 AM) is a radio station licensed to the city of Smyrna, Georgia serving the Atlanta area radio market. It is currently owned by DTS Broadcasting LLC. WAZX broadcasts at a frequency of 1550 kHz with 50,000 watts of power during daytime hours and 16 watts during nighttime hours both times using a directional antenna pattern.

The radio station was formerly a Spanish language station broadcasting a variety format, branded as "La Que Buena", and owned by Ga-Mex Broadcasting from 2001 until 2008. Ga-Mex Broadcasting fell into financial difficulties[1] in 2008 taking the station silent from mid-July 2008 until Ga-Mex Broadcasting declared bankruptcy and the station was sold to DTS Broadcasting in 2009. WAZX was again heard broadcasting on August 3, 2009 during a testing period with only oldies and classic rock format music and station ID at the top of the hour. This test period began August 1.

History

The radio station has had the WAZX call sign since 1993, when it changed from its long time WYNX call sign. The WYNX call sign dates back to 1965 when the station switched to a Top 40 radio format from an MOR radio format and original call sign of WSMA.[2]

References

  1. ^ "Top 20 Markets, Atlanta, Topic: "WAZX Silent?"". Radio-Info.com Discussion Board. Chicago, Illinois: IN3 Media, Inc.. http://www.radio-info.com/smf/index.php?topic=106384.0. Retrieved 2008-08-11.  
  2. ^ Cosper, Alex. "Atlanta Radio History". http://playlistresearch.com/Atlanta%20Radio%20History.htm. Retrieved 2008-08-11.  

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