WEGO (AM)

WEGO (AM)

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WEGO (980 AM) is a radio station licensed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, which serves the Piedmont Triad area. The station is currently owned by Ghb Radio and airs a Spanish contemporary Christian format.

History

WAAA was owned by white businessman Roger Page.

On the afternoon of October 28, 1950 Larry L. Williams, an African-American, signed on radio station WAAA-AM 980. The first program broadcast was a football game between Morgan State University and A & T State University. The game was announced from the stadium by Togo West, Sr. (principal of Atkins High School) while Larry L. Williams conducted station operations.

On the morning of October 29, 1950 Larry L. Williams signed on WAAA for the first full day of broadcasting"Media Legacy Celebrates 45th Anniversary," Winston-Salem Chronicle, October 26, 1995. as the second radio station in the state (after WGIV in 1947) specifically targeting an African American audience."Silence: Hope Lingers for the Voice of WAAA," Winston-Salem Journal, January 27, 2002.Kay McFadden, "Museum Tunes in History of Radio in the Carolinas," The Charlotte Observer, September 21, 1997.Dawn Ziegenbalg, "Petition Asks Landlord to Let WAAA Back on Air," Winston-Salem Journal, July 17,...
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