AM Technical Profile: WAYE

Religious: Black Gospel.
Transmitter Location:
Mims Avenue between 14th and 16th Avenues in west Birmingham, near Elmwood Cemetary.
Power (ERP):
1,000 watts day / 75 watts night
Other Information:
Owned by Willis
Originally WEDR before 1965, this is one of the city's original black stations. Morning personalities Doug Layton and Tommy Charles were the dominant morning personalities back around 1965 (working for either WSGN or WYDE?) They were dismissed from the station, and they bought WEDR, changed the calls to WAQY (Whacky) and the format became Top 40. They hoped their strong following would move to this station, a small 1 kW daytimer, which had strong format competition from WSGN, WVOK and WYDE, all big boys. Once this flight of fancy ended, the station became WBUL (The Bull) with a soul format in the early 70's. More recently, it has become black gospel as WAYE.

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