WFED 1050 AM switches to 1500 AM in Washington

October 4, 2008 at 11:19 pm Leave a comment

WFED – Federal News Radio is now on 1500 AM, Washington DC (ex-WWWT) with 1050 Silver Spring, MD taking now on the WTOP-AM calls.  WTOP AM 1050 will simulcast WTOP-FM except for some sports and a little weekend programming.
WFED 1500 AM continues to carry original news and talk content for Federal government employees, the Senior Executive Service, and contractors. Because WFED had originally broadcast only in the daytime while on 1050, WWWT’s overnight programs (syndicated hosts Jim Bohannon and Phil Hendrie) were retained when it took over the new frequencies. WFED transmits with a power of 50,000 watts continuously. While it is the most powerful AM radio station in the city, WFED has a nighttime signal oriented north-south to avoid interference with KSTP-AM in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Program schedule (This information is current as of September 2008):

Monday-Friday

* 5 a.m.-6 a.m.: America in the Morning with Jim Bohannon
* 6 a.m.-10 a.m.: The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Jane Norris
* 10 a.m.-1 p.m.: Assorted WFED programming, including a replay of The Federal Drive
* 1 p.m.-3 p.m.: In-Depth with Francis Rose
* 3 p.m.-7 p.m.: The Daily Debrief with Chris Dorobek and Amy Morris
* 6 p.m.-7 p.m.: Dateline Washington with Greg Corombos (from the Radio America network)
* 7 p.m.-10 p.m.: Replays of WFED programming or sports play-by-play
* 10 p.m.-1 a.m.: Jim Bohannon
* 1 a.m.-5 a.m.: Phil Hendrie

Saturdays and Sundays WFED features brokered programming and replays of weekday programming, plus selected Navy football, basketball and lacrosse games in season.

(various sources and Wikipedia)

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