WAYE 1220 AM is an American radio station licensed to serve Birmingham, Alabama. Currently owned by Rivera Radio Media (Rivera Communications, LLC), WAYE is a 24/7 Regional Mexican formatted station carrying programming from its affiliate Westwood One. The station streams online for listeners from around the world. WAYE claims to be Alabama’s number one radio service airing an array of programming, including local as well as international news, music, the latest information, and the best events.
History of WAYE 1220 AM:
The station debuted in 1949 with the call letters WEDR originally owned by J.L Doss, the company president and the former owner of WJLD. During the initial phase since its launch, It remained a daytimer. By 1960, the service switched its call sign from WEDR to WEZB, featuring programming from WENN. After stunting with many formats, WAYE went dark for a couple of years from 2010-2012 and adopted the current Regional Mexican programming in 2013.
In 1963 the channel became WAQY branded as “Wacky 1220”. After the change of format to Top 40, it became a strong contender of three other stations in the Birmingham market: WVOK, WSGN, and WYDE. In 1970 the station switched to Country music, and in 1971, it chose a format called “for women only” becoming WBUL after a year with altered soul music programming. This change placed it in combat against three stations on AM dial viz WJLD, WENN as well as WENN-FM.
WAYE employs the AM frequency 1220 MHz whereas, it emerged on the FM dial with a translator La Jefa 98.3 MHz W252BE: (Tarrant, Alabama). With facility ID 5354, the station is licensed class D transmitting analog signal only. The station broadcasts signal using a non-directional antenna with 1000 Watts at day time and 75 Watts during the night hours. At day time, its predicted coverage area ranges from 20-30 miles from local to remote surroundings, respectively.
The Monday through Friday broadcast includes:
The show features the latest global news from 6-7 am.
THE CHILDREN OF HIS HEAD
With hosts, Lobito, La Pao Pao, and Frank listeners find an entertainment and vivacious portion of news, contests, and fun for four hours from 7-12 pm.
CESAR AND ITS MOVINGS
Cesar Mix featuring the best music in his unique style goes on air from 12-1 pm.
It’s a music on-demand show from 1-3 pm.
THE HEAD’S NEWS
The half an hour worldwide news bulletin keeps the listeners globally aware from 2:45- 3:15 pm.
The 45-minute radio show offers the audience an opportunity to buy and sell products from 3:15-4:00 pm.
THE SHOW OF ERAZNO
The 4 to 9 program claims to be the best American radio show.
DIRECT TO THE HEART
The one hour show lets listeners dedicate their favorite romantic song to their dear ones from 9-10 pm.
The Weekend broadcast features:
Top 20 Latino
Address: (205) 358-1100, 100 Yeager Parkway, BLDG 100 Pelham, AL 35124
Contact: +1 205-358-1200
Official Website: https://www.lajefa98.3.com