AM Technical Profile: WWBA

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Frequency:
820
Format:
All News
Transmitter Location:
[map] [bird's eye] [street view] Just east of Largo Middle School, near the intersection of 8th Avenue SE and Donegan Road.
Power (ERP):
Day: 50 kW
Night: 500 watts
Antenna:
Day: 1 tower
Night: 3 towers [pattern - PDF]
Other Information:
0.5 mV/m Daytime Groundwave Service Contour from the FCC's Public Files
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[Wikipedia]
Reception good only during day.
History:
Was sports formatted as WZTM at one time, as "The Team" then switched to Spanish music.
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In September 2008 Genesis Communications, owner, moved their talk format from WWBA 1040 to WMGG with a simulcast.  It has been announced that the talk will move to 820 along with the calls; 1040 got the WBHO calls and ESPN sports format of Tampa area 1470.  The station branded as "The Big One", much like WLW 700 in Cincinnati.  That lasted until January 2012, when Genesis moved WWBA to an all-news format using America's Morning News and America's Radio News Network.  The station is part of a chain covering all of central Florida as "News Talk Florida".