WAOC

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WAOC
WAOC CBSSports96.5-1420 logo.jpg
CitySt. Augustine, Florida
Broadcast areaJacksonville, Florida
BrandingCBS Sports Radio 96.5 & 1420
Frequency1420 kHz
First air dateJanuary 3, 1954
FormatSports
Power2,180 watts day
250 watts night
ClassB
Facility ID2706
Transmitter coordinates29°51′00″N 81°19′50″W / 29.85000°N 81.33056°W / 29.85000; -81.33056
Former callsignsWSTN (1954-1960s), WETH (1960s-1970)
AffiliationsCBS Sports Radio
Motor Racing Network
OwnerKristine Phillips
(Phillips Broadcasting, LLC)
Sister stationsWFOY
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.965sports.com

WAOC (1420 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to St. Augustine, Florida, United States, the station serves the Jacksonville area. The station is currently owned by Phillips Broadcasting, LLC and features programming from CBS Sports Radio, The Sport Buffet and Motor Racing Network.[1]

FM Translator[edit]

WAOC programming is also relayed on an FM translator in order to widen to provide listeners with the option of FM.

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

History[edit]

1950s[edit]

1954[edit]

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

1990s[edit]

WAOC airs a news/talk format in competition with WFOY. Its sister station WJQR signs on.

2000s[edit]

2002[edit]

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

Controversy[edit]

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.[2] 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.

[edit]

WAOC logo.png (WAOC"s slogo under previous ESPN Radio affiliation)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WAOC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Geddings gets 4-year prison term, $25,000 fine on fraud conviction". St. Augustine Record. May 8, 2007.

External links[edit]