Friday, May 10, 2013

Tampa Radio: Sports WDAE-AM Now Simulcasting on FM

Clear Channel Radio has fired up an FM “translator,” simulcasting their powerful AM sports talk station WDAE 620 AM on the 95.3 frequency (W237CW).

In May 2012, Clear Channel started simulcasting its top-rated political talk station, WFLA-AM (970) on an FM translator at 105.9.

Now, according to media writer Eric Deggans at,  it’s moved ahead with plans to put WDAE on the FM dial as well, with a signal that reached St. Petersburg. Both changes are a relatively quick way to get Clear Channel’s AM talk stations on the FM dial without the expense and risk of converting an existing FM station to a talk format.

W237CW 95.3 FM 60dBU Coverage 
Rival Cox Radio has seen tremendous success converting WHPT-FM (The Bone 102.5) into an all-talk format.  WDAE’s move also increases competition for another rival, CBS Radio’s Sportsradio 98.7 the Fan, a station which has seen a series of staff changes since debuting last August.

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