Broadcast areaJacksonville, Florida
Frequency1420 kHz
BrandingWay Radio
FormatChristian Talk and Teaching (WAYR simulcast)
OwnerGood Tidings Trust, Inc.
First air date
January 3, 1954 (as WSTN)
Former call signs
WSTN (1954-1960s)
WETH (1960s-1970)
Technical information
Facility ID2706
Power2,000 watts day
230 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
29°51′0″N 81°19′50″W / 29.85000°N 81.33056°W / 29.85000; -81.33056
Translator(s)96.5 W243AW (Middleburg)

WAOC (1420 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Christian talk and teaching format. Licensed to St. Augustine, Florida, United States, the station serves the Jacksonville area. The station is currently owned Good Tidings Trust, Inc.[1]

FM translator

WAOC programming is also relayed on an FM translator.

Broadcast translators of WAOC
Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info Notes
W243AW 96.5 Middleburg, Florida 250 D FCC FM Query Phillips Broadcasting (owner)




WAOC begins broadcasting as WSTN on January 3. It is initially a 1 kW daytimer.


WAOC was operating in the early 1970s as WAOC (Americas Oldest City) and broadcasting from a single-wide mobile home situated at the transmitter site out in the woods off SR 207.


WAOC airs a news/talk format in competition with WFOY. Later in the mid-1990s, the studio moved to the second-highest floor in the National Bank building on Cathedral Place in downtown St. Augustine. The station was a Country/Western format with local and national news on the half-hour, provided by A.P. teletype wire tickers.

St. Augustine First National Bank Building
St. Augustine First National Bank Building

Its sister station WJQR signs on.



WAOC is bought by Shull Broadcasting & becomes a sister station to WFOY as "Real Country 1420".



On May 14, 2021, WAOC changed formats from sports to a simulcast of religious-formatted WAYR 550 AM Fleming Island, branded as "Way Radio".[2] Effective July 27, 2021, then owner Phillips Broadcasting sold WAOC and translator W243AW to Good Tidings Trust, Inc. for $199,000.


Kevin Leslie Geddings, known on air as "Kevin Leslie" & also husband of WAOC owner Kris Phillips was sentenced on May 7, 2007, due to an October 2006 conviction of 5 counts of fraud when he served as the state lottery commissioner in North Carolina. Geddings must serve 4 years in federal prison in Jesup, Georgia, as well as pay a $25,000 fine.[3] His conviction was vacated on August 27, 2010. The government was ordered to return the $25,000 fine and $500 special assessment Geddings paid. Source: St. Augustine Record. September 7, 2010.

Previous logos

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WAOC CBSSports96.5-1420 logo.jpg


  1. ^ "WAOC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Jacksonville’s Way Radio Expands To St. Augustine Radioinsight - May 14, 2021
  3. ^ "Geddings gets 4-year prison term, $25,000 fine on fraud conviction". St. Augustine Record. May 8, 2007.