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WGUN
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City of license Atlanta, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Slogan Power and Praise
Frequency 1010 kHz (analog)
First air date 1947
Format Christian / brokered time
Power 50,000 Watts daytime,
78 Watts nightime,
26 Watts PSRA,
24 - 26 Watts PSSA
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 33°41′55″N 84°17′22″W / 33.698605°N 84.289421°W / 33.698605; -84.289421
Callsign meaning Where God Unites Nations
Former callsigns WEAS
Owner WGUN, Inc.
Webcast WGUN Live Stream
Website WGUN Website

WGUN is an Atlanta area AM broadcasting station (licensed to Atlanta, Georgia) that broadcasts Christian and brokered time programming. It broadcasts at a frequency of 1010 kHz with 50,000 Watts of power during the daytime and 78 Watts during nighttime hours using a non-directional antenna. WGUN is classified as a Class-D AM broadcast station according to the Federal Communications Commission.

History

The station originally signed on with the call sign WEAS in 1947 when the station was originally licensed to Decatur, Georgia[1]. The station's original founder and owner was Eurith Dickenson ("Dee") Rivers, Jr., the son of former Georgia governor E.D. "Ed" Rivers, Sr.[1] The WEAS call-sign stood from (E)mory University & (A)gnes (S)cott College, both located in Decatur, Georgia.[1] The program format found on WEAS grew into a combination hillbilly (country/western) and white gospel/preaching format[1]. In 1963, the station changed to its current call sign of WGUN[2 ] and a country music format with the station adopting "the big GUN" slogan[1]. The WEAS call signs were eventually moved to an AM station in Savannah, Georgia at 900 kHz. WGUN had a News/Talk radio format in the early 1990s[2 ] before going to the current Christian/brokered time radio format.

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