WDSR
Frequency1340 kHz
BrandingThe BIG Talker
Programming
FormatNews Talk Information
AffiliationsFox News Radio
Premiere Networks
Ownership
OwnerNewman Media, Inc.
OperatorSouthern Stone Communications (via LMA)
WQHL, WNFB, WCJX, WQHL-FM, WJZS
History
First air date
1946
Technical information
Facility ID2874
ClassC
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)
Links
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).

History

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]

Programming

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.

Translator

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)

References

  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.