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WTAQ

CityWTAQ: Green Bay, Wisconsin WTAQ-FM: Glenmore, Wisconsin
Broadcast areaGreen Bay - Appleton - Oshkosh
FrequencyWTAQ: 1360 kHz WTAQ-FM: 97.5 MHz
BrandingNewsTalk WTAQ 1360 AM/97.5 FM
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
AffiliationsFox News Radio Green Bay Packers
Ownership
OwnerMidwest Communications
Sister stationsWDKF , WGEE , WIXX , WNCY-FM , WNFL , WYDR
History
First air dateWTAQ: September 4, 1923 (at 1180 AM) WTAQ-FM: February 5, 2010
Former call signsWTAQ: WTAQ (1923-1949) WBAY (1949-1975) WGEE (1975-2003) WTAQ-FM: WTRW (2006-2009, CP)
Former frequenciesWTAQ : 1180 kHz (1923-1930) 1330 kHz (1930-1941)
Call sign meaningRandomly assigned (1923) 1930 backronym : W here T ires A re Q uality Modern backronym: W-TA lk( Q ) (for talk format)
Technical information
Facility IDWTAQ: 42086 WTAQ-FM: 164253
ClassWTAQ: B WTAQ-FM: A
PowerWTAQ: 10,000 watts (daytime) 5,000 watts (nighttime)
ERPWTAQ-FM: 3,000 watts
HAATWTAQ-FM: 143 meters (469 ft)
Transmitter coordinatesWTAQ: 442551N 880451W / 44.43083N 88.08083W / 44.43083; -88.08083 Coordinates : 442551N 880451W / 44.43083N 88.08083W / 44.43083; -88.08083 WTAQ-FM: 442421N 880019W / 44.40583N 88.00528W / 44.40583; -88.00528 ( WTAQ-FM )
Links
Websitewww .wtaq .com
Twitter@newstalkwtaq
FacebookNewsTalkWTAQ

Wtaq was originally licensed to Osseo, Wisconsin, on September 4 1923 on 1180 frequency to Mr. Cs Van Gorden. In February 1926, he announced intentions to move the station from Osseo to Eau Claire and place it inside the plant of Gillette Safety Tire Company in that city. Studio was located in the plant's cafeteria. The new station, part - timer, went online from inside the plant on March 1 1926; Van Gorden stayed on as station manager. Norbertine Fathers of. Norbert College in De Pere, then - owners of WHBY, bought the station in January 1935, and changed its city of license to Green Bay. The FCC granted Green Bay - base WTAQ unlimited broadcast hours, which Gillette Company was never able to acquire in Eau Claire, and this was the major reason quoted by the company for its sale to. Norbert's. Wtaq was off air for several months as new facilities were build. The opening of Green Bay station, at 1330 kHz, occurred on February 9 1936. Its frequency was later moved to 1360 on March 29 1941, as part of a massive set of AM station frequency shifts mandated by the FCC and contemporarily called Radio Movin Day. On June 20 1949, call letters were changed to WBAY, corresponding with their Television station and FM station, with WTAQ call moving to station launch in 1950 in La Grange, Illinois. Wbay was an early affiliate of CBS Radio Network, as was WBAY - TV with CBS Television Network. In the mid - 1970s, Norbertine Fathers sold their broadcast properties including WBAY, WBAY - FM, WHBY and WBAY - TV. Whby and WBAY - TV would go to unrelated owners, while WBAY - AM and WBAY - FM were sold to Midwest Communications. On September 1 1975, WBAY's call letters were changed to WGEE and the FM station's call became WIXX. Midwest also changed its station's Network News affiliation to ABC. For many years after sale, WGEE played country music as well as local news, ABC Network News, and agriculture reports. Due to the declining popularity of music on AM band, station began a gradual move towards News / Talk programming in 1996. Station's moniker became News Radio 1360 WGEE. Music programming, apart from WGEE's Sunday morning polka programs, was completely gone from the station by the end of 1998. In the year 2000, nationally syndicated Rush Limbaugh Show moved to WGEE from sister station WNFL, which switched to hot Talk format. Wnfl now carries sports format. Wnfl's affiliation with CBS also moved back to WGEE. Cbs affiliation will go back to WNFL, once again, when WTAQ picks up Fox News Radio on April 1 2009. In 2003, historic WTAQ calls became available and WGEE decided to bring them back. Official changes take place on March 17. Midwest Communications gives WGEE calls to their ESPN Radio affiliate in Duluth, Minnesota, and will in 2014 apply them to its station in New London, Wisconsin when it converts to classic country format.

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Programming

Wtaq airs mainly conservative talk Show including Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity, Michael Savage, Mark Levin, and Glenn Beck. The station also has a local friendly Morning Show, hosted by Mike Austin and Matt Zee, called Mike, Matt, and Morning News and local issues - base Talk Show hosted by WTAQ's Program Director, Jerry Bader, which is syndicated to sister stations WSAU in Wausau and WHBL in Sheboygan; Bader had been WHBL's News Director through 1980's and most of 90's. During the football season, Fifth Quarter, hosted by Mark Daniels and Nick Vitrano, airs on next evening after each Packers game. Other programs that air on the station include Coast to Coast AM With George Noory, First Light With Dirk Van, Kim Komando Computer Show, Moneytalk With Bob Brinker, and Allen Hunt Show. Local newscasts are heard on the station every half - hour from 5: 00 AM to 8: 30 pm during work week and Saturdays from 6: 00 AM to 5: 00 pm. Wtaq is an affiliate of Fox News Radio, airing their national newscasts as well as audio from Fox within WTAQ's locally - originated casts. Business News from Wall Street Journal can be heard on weekday mornings and afternoons on the station. As Green Bay currently has no traffic reporting presence to speak of, traffic reports are only carried as events warrant. Wtaq has a news - sharing agreement with Green Bay's WLUK - TV and Radio stations WTMJ in Milwaukee, WHBL in Sheboygan, and WSAU in Wausau. These stations collaborate to provide state - wide news coverage and share audio and other resources. In addition to WTAQ's News and Talk Programming, station is an affiliate of Green Bay Packers and Milwaukee Brewers play - by - play broadcasts, which are produced by WTMJ, along with sister station WIXX, provides team two broadcast homes in Green Bay on FM. Brewers day games during work week aired on WTAQ's sister station, WNFL.

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