AM Technical Profile: WWBA
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- Hot Talk, Sports
view] Just east of Largo Middle School, near the intersection
of 8th Avenue SE and Donegan Road.
- Power (ERP):
- Day: 50 kW
Day: 10 kW (CP)
- Night: 1,000
Night: 630 watts (CP)
- Day: 2 towers [pattern
- Night: 3 towers [pattern
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FCC's Public Files
- Reception good
only during day.
// W252DF Largo, FL
Owned by Genesis Communications
- Was sports
formatted as WZTM at one time, as "The Team" then switched to
- In September 2008
Genesis Communications, owner, moved their talk format from WWBA
1040 to WMGG with a simulcast. Later, it was announced that
the talk would 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". It later went back to
a conservative Talk format.
In June 2019 the station began operating under a LMA (Local
Marketing Agreement) with NIA Broadcasting, who switched the format
to Classic Country. It lasted until September 2019, when the
station went back to Talk with the addition of Bubba The Love
Sponge. That run, in turn, ended in May 2020, when Genesis
took the station back over and returned it to a Hot Talk and Sports
Talk format as "The Big 8".
In May 2022, the station received a permit to drop power to 10 kW
days and 630 watts night, with a different nighttime pattern.
When this facility is put on the air, it will likely no longer be
audible along the Florida gulf coast.