AM Technical Profile: WODT

Transmitter Location:
Power (ERP):
5,000 watts day and night.
3 towers day and night: Nulls to the northeast and south; primary lobe heads northwest towards New Orleans, secondary is southeast.
Other Information:
Owned by Clear Channel
1280 was originally WDSU, a high-class NBC radio affiliate with an adult sound. WDSU TV 6 was brone from this AM -- as the South's first TV station in 1948. This station also spawned WDSU FM 93.3. In the early 70's, TV and radio were sold seperately and the AM became WGSO (Gulf SOuth radio). The format became news and talk with some music. For a while, the station became more music oriented (with drive-time news blocks) and WGSO came to mean "Gentle SOund". WWL finally beat out WGSO in the late 80's, thanks in part to a superior signal. By then, the FM had gone to a black sound, so 1280 went to the black oldies "Heart and Soul" format as WMKJ (Magic 1280). Later it became WQUE AM as essentially a simulcast of the FM counterpart; also the station was all-sports briefly. In the mid-90's there was a brief attempt at news and talk as WODT (for a New Orleans street-slang expression, "Who dat?") Still WODT, it is now a blues station.

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