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WDGY
City of license Hudson, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Minneapolis-St. Paul
Branding The True Oldies Channel
Frequency 740 kHz
Format Oldies
Power 2,500 watts (day)
Class D
Affiliations The True Oldies Channel (ABC Radio)
Owner Borgen Broadcasting

WDGY (740 AM, "The True Oldies Channel") is a daytime-only oldies radio station serving the Minneapolis-St. Paul area of Minnesota. It is licensed to Hudson, Wisconsin, three miles east of its studios in Lakeland, Minnesota. The station derives a portion of its programming from Scott Shannon's The True Oldies Channel from ABC Radio.[1]

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History of WDGY call letters

WDGY was the original call letters of the radio station currently known as KFAN 1130 from 1925 to 1991. Immediately after the call letter change, KDWB 630 AM changed their call letters to WDGY, going through format changes and over a 2 year period off the air before changing their call letters to WREY in August 2008. WMIN 740 AM subsequently adopted the WDGY call letters.

History of 740 AM WMIN

WMIN was a pop/rock Spanish-language station as "La Nueva Ley" until November 14, 2005. They also aired sports talk at various times during the previous two decades. Previously, WMIN leased time to two formats that eventually purchased their own full-time frequencies: "Straight Talk Radio" (now Air America Minnesota on AM 950 KTNF) and Relevant Radio (on AM 1330 WLOL).

The original call letters for the station's construction permit were WAOZ, but the station was never on the air with those calls. AM 740 began broadcasting as WRPX, featuring a locally based MOR/adult contemporary format targeting the Hudson/St. Croix Valley area, on December 14, 1983. The station remained as WRPX until picking up the vacated WMIN calls. In 2008, the station became WDGY after sister station 630 AM switched to WREY.

Historically, the WMIN callsign was used from 1936 until 1972 by the predecessor to today's KMNV 1400 AM, and the call was also briefly used for a shared-time television station that eventually became today's KARE channel 11.

The WMIN calls are now northwest of the Twin Cities in Sauk Rapids. It's know as "Uptown 1010", and broadcasts a Big Band and Standards type format. It is owned and operated by Tri-County Broadcasting, a group of five stations there.

References

  1. ^ "Radio Stations". Scott Shannon's True Oldies Channel. http://www.trueoldieschannel.com/html/stations.html. Retrieved December 19, 2008.  

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