WMOA

WMOA

Infobox Radio station
name = WMOA


city = Marietta, Ohio
area = Parkersburg-Marietta
branding = WMOA 1490
slogan = Full Service Radio
airdate = 1947
frequency = 1490 kHz
format = Full service
power = 1,000 watts
erp =
haat =
class = C
facility_id = 54265
coordinates = coord|176|23|42|N|176|13|49|W
callsign_meaning = inversion of MArietta, Ohio
former_callsigns =
owner = Jawco, Inc.
licensee =
sister_stations = WJAW, WJAW-FM
webcast =
website = [http://www.wmoa1490.com/ www.wmoa1490.com]
affiliations = ESPN Radio
ABC Radio
WMOA-AM is a Class C radio station which broadcasts at 1490 kHz, with its signal originating from the city of Marietta, Ohio. The 1000-watt station covers much of the Mid-Ohio Valley, which includes parts of Southeastern Ohio and Northwestern West Virginia around the cities of Marietta and Parkersburg, West Virginia.----

History

WMOA began broadcasting as an experimental station in September 1946 from a garage in Williamstown, West Virginia, across the Ohio River from Marietta. The station, upon receiving an FCC license, relocated its broadcast studios to the basement of the historic Lafayette Hotel in downtown Marietta. The studios relocated again to the Citizen's Bank Building during the latter part of the 20th century before settling at their current location on Lancaster Street in Marietta.

Programming

The station currently advertises itself as "Full Service Radio," and features a variety of generally local interest broadcasting. The station is currently affiliated with ABC Radio for national news updates, and broadcasts live sporting events for nearby Marietta College. Besides ABC News updates twice hourly, the station features local on-air talent and music for the bulk of their broadcast day, with some syndicated programming airing during the morning drive-time period, notably including the Paul Harvey newscast. The station primarily provides coverage of the Cincinnati Reds and Ohio State University football, but also airs Cleveland Cavaliers, Cincinnati Bengals, Cleveland Browns, Cleveland Indians, Ohio University Bobcats football, and local high school sports broadcasts.

Links

* [http://www.wmoa1490.com WMOA-AM Official Website]
* [http://www.fcc.gov/fcc-bin/amq?list=0&facid=54265 Station Query from the FCC Database]


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