Frequency1340 kHz
BrandingThe BIG Talker
FormatNews Talk Information
AffiliationsFox News Radio
Premiere Networks
OwnerNewman Media, Inc.
OperatorSouthern Stone Communications (via LMA)
First air date
Technical information
Facility ID2874
Power1,000 watts unlimited
Transmitter coordinates
30°09′20.00″N 82°38′14.00″W / 30.1555556°N 82.6372222°W / 30.1555556; -82.6372222
Translator(s)W240DU (95.9 MHz, Lake City)
WebsiteWDSR Online

WDSR (1340 AM) is a News Talk Information radio station licensed to Lake City, Florida, United States. The station operates under the branding The BIG Talker in simulcast with Live Oak-licensed WQHL (1250 AM). WDSR is owned by Newman Media, Inc. as part of a duopoly with classic hits station WNFB (94.3 FM). Both stations are operated by Southern Stone Communications under a local marketing agreement, making it a sister station to WQHL, Live Oak-licensed country music station WQHL-FM (98.1 FM), Live Oak-licensed sports radio station WJZS (106.1 FM), and Five Points-licensed hot adult contemporary station WCJX (106.5 FM).


Former logo.

WDSR, along with sister station WNFB, was purchased by Paul Newman in 1998.[1] The owner died in 2015; however, the station remains under ownership by his family via a trust.

In 2013, WDSR flipped from an oldies format to country music under the branding 99.5 The Falcon. Concurrently, WDSR's FM translator switched frequencies from 97.1 FM (W246BY) to 95.5 (W238BW) .[2]

In 2017, operation of WDSR and WNFB moved to Southern Communications (now Southern Stone) under a local marketing agreement.[3] Since then, WDSR flipped to a News Talk Information format in conjunction with Southern Stone-owned WQHL of nearby Live Oak.[4]


WDSR/WQHL currently feature syndicated programming from Premiere Networks, including The Clay Travis and Buck Sexton Show and The Sean Hannity Show.[5][6] The station also airs news programming from Fox News Radio.


WDSR operates an FM translator in the local Lake City area:

Broadcast translator for WDSR
Call sign Frequency City of license FID ERP (W) HAAT Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info Notes
W240DU 95.9 FM Lake City, Florida 201483 250 152 m (499 ft) D 30°09′21″N 82°38′13″W / 30.15583°N 82.63694°W / 30.15583; -82.63694 LMS Formerly:
W246BY (until 2013)
W238BW (2013-2018)


  1. ^ "Paul Newman". RadioYears.com. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  2. ^ "WDSR Flips to Country with Forthcoming Frequency Change". All Access. 23 July 2013. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  3. ^ "Local Marketing Agreement". Newman Media Inc. Federal Communications Commission. 31 July 2019. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  4. ^ "Media Kit". Southern Stone Communications. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  5. ^ "Where to Listen". Premiere Networks. Retrieved 30 November 2022.
  6. ^ "Find a Sation". Premiere Networks. Retrieved 30 November 2022.