WATN
WATN 1240 logo.png
CityWatertown, New York
Broadcast areaWatertown area
Frequency1240 kHz
Programming
FormatTalk
AffiliationsPremiere Networks
Westwood One
Salem Radio Network
CBS Radio News
Ownership
OwnerCommunity Broadcasters, LLC
History
First air date
February 3, 1941; 81 years ago (1941-02-03)
Call sign meaning
WAterTowN
Technical information
Facility ID11624
ClassC
Power1,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
43°58′49″N 75°56′12″W / 43.98028°N 75.93667°W / 43.98028; -75.93667
Links
WebcastYes
WebsiteAM1240WATN.com

WATN (1240 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station in Watertown, New York. The station airs a talk radio format and is owned by Community Broadcasters, LLC.[1]

WATN is powered at 1,000 watts using a non-directional antenna. The transmitter is off Wealtha Avenue in Watertown.[2]

Programming

Most weekday programs on WATN are nationally syndicated conservative talk shows. Two local programs are heard each weekday: Hotline, an hour-long lunchtime show hosted by former Watertown Mayor Jeffrey Graham, and Live at Five, an afternoon drive time show hosted by Glenn Curry. Syndicated hosts include Hugh Hewitt, Chris Plante, Sean Hannity, Mark Levin, John Batchelor and Red Eye Radio.

Weekend syndicated hosts include Gary Sullivan (home repair), Bill Handel (law), Ron Ananian (car repair), Michio Kaku (science), Joe Pags, Howie Carr and a Sunday night oldies show. Most hours begin with world and national news from CBS Radio News.

History

WATN first signed on the air on February 3, 1941; 81 years ago (1941-02-03).[3] It is Watertown's oldest radio station, beating 1300 WWNY (now 790 WTNY) by three months.

WATN was first owned by the Watertown Broadcasting Corporation with studios at 118 Washington Street. It originally broadcast with 250 watts and has always used WATN as its call sign.

References

  1. ^ "WATN Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WATN
  3. ^ Information from the Broadcasting Yearbook 1942 page 160