|Broadcast area||Chattanooga and vicinity|
5,000 watts (day)|
1,000 watts (night)
|Former callsigns||WAPO (1936-1969)|
Cumulus Media |
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||WGOW-FM, WOGT, WSKZ|
WGOW (1150 AM), known as "NewsRadio 1150", is the Chattanooga home for mostly conservative syndicated talk radio programs from ABC Radio. It broadcasts on AM frequency 1150 kHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media. The station first went on the air in 1936 as WAPO at 1420 on the AM dial. By the early 1940s the frequency was changed to 1150. It was purchased by Ted Turner in 1968 and changed its call letters to WGOW and adopted a Top 40 format on January 1, 1969. By the early 1980s, the station had evolved into more of an adult contemporary style format. In the 1988, they shifted to their current news/talk format.
Current programming includes:
- The Morning Press / Jeff, JR, and Kevin
- Duke and the Doctor
- Geraldo Rivera (replaced Neal Boortz shortly after Boortz announced his pending retirement in 2012)
- Rush Limbaugh
- Michael Savage
- Mark Levin (replaced Jerry Doyle, June 2007)
- Laura Ingraham
- Mike Huckabee
- Jim Bohannon
- Red Eye Radio
In 2005, the station made waves by moving Rush Limbaugh over to sister-station WGOW-FM, resulting in a slight increase in ratings for the FM station, but a precipitous ratings drop for the AM. Limbaugh subsequently returned to the AM lineup in 2006.
The station is an affiliate of the Tennessee Titans radio network.
- "Titans Radio in Tennessee". Titans Radio.
- NewsRadio 1150 WGOW official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WGOW
- Radio-Locator Information on WGOW
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WGOW