Mims Avenue between
14th and 16th Avenues in west Birmingham, near Elmwood
1,000 watts day / 75
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.