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WODT
City of license New Orleans, Louisiana
Broadcast area New Orleans metropolitan area
Branding Gospel 1280
Frequency 1280 kHz
First air date 1970s
Format Urban Contemporary Gospel
ERP 5,000 W
Former callsigns WDSU
WQUE
WMKJ
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations KYRK, WNOE, WODT, WQUE, WRNO, WYLD (AM), WYLD-FM

WODT is an Urban Contemporary Gospel outlet based in New Orleans, Louisiana. The Clear Channel Communications station broadcasts at 1280 kHz with 5 kW-Unlimited power.

History

AM 1280 was Middle-of-the-road formatted WDSU-AM and was the sister station to WDSU-TV and WDSU-FM until the radio stations were sold in 1972. The AM became WGSO with an Adult Contemporary format. On December 21, 1985 the station switched to R&B Oldies as WMKJ, "Majic 1280". On July 22, 1987 it switched to Top 40 as "13-Q" under the WQUE call sign. Soon thereafter, became a simulcast of WQUE-FM after the station evolved to R&B.

In the early 1990s they tried a News/Talk format, but it was a failure. On February 1, 1996 they flipped to an All-Blues format as WODT, and although it was successful ratings-wise, it wasn't a moneymaker. They would drop that format in October 2003 for sports/talk programing from Fox Sports, ESPN Radio and The Jim Rome Show. WODT was the flagship station of the New Orleans Hornets radio network from 2003-2006. Hornets radio color analyst Gerry Vaillancourt hosted a popular afternoon sports talk call-in show from May 2004 - December 2006. The sports format ran for almost five years. The station's final sports-era legal ID was an homage both to the station's small, but loyal following, and to the Jim Rome Show; it contained a frequent Rome Show sign-off clip ("I think what I'm supposed to say is, 'Thank you. I'm out.'") On June 25, 2008, WODT switched to its current format -- complimenting the similar format of sister station WYLD-AM.[1] Currently, there is no air staff.

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