|Branding||CBS Sports Radio 970|
|First air date||August 10, 1959 (first license, as WQMN)|
|Power||1,000 watts (day)|
26 watts (night)
|Former callsigns||WQMN (1959-1966)|
|Affiliations||CBS Sports Radio|
|Owner||Duey E. Wright |
(Midwest Communications, Inc.)
|Sister stations||KDAL, KDAL-FM, KDKE, KTCO, WDSM|
|Website||CBS Sports Radio 970|
WDUL (970 AM) is a radio station licensed in Superior, Wisconsin. The station is owned and operated by Midwest Communications, which owns six stations in Duluth, Minnesota. All the Duluth stations share the same studio location at 11 East Superior St. Suite 380, downtown Duluth.
WDUL airs programming from the CBS Sports Radio network. WDUL's main competition when their format was standards was WKLK-AM in Cloquet, Minnesota, coincidentally a former "Music of Your Life" affiliate station, which now features America's Best Music from Dial Global.
The station adopted its standards format in September 2008. Prior to that, WDUL aired ESPN Radio programming, as well as The Jim Rome Show and Loveline. It was also the local home of NASCAR races and ESPN Sunday Night Baseball.
The station was first licensed on August 10, 1959, with the call letters WQMN, as a new 1,000-watt daytime-only station transmitting on 1320 kHz, and licensed to Quality Radio, Inc. in Superior, Wisconsin. At noon on May 9, 1964, the station became the first Duluth/Superior radio station to change its call letters when it became WAKX ("WAX"), playing a Top 40 format. Lance "Tac" Hammer was the station's first program director.
WAKX moved to 970 kHz, formerly the home of WIGL in Superior, on October 26, 1967. The 1320 kHz frequency in the Duluth/Superior market is no longer in use.
In 1994, Latto sold KXTP and WAKX to Ken Beuhler and Patty McNulty, the owners of WDSM and KZIO (currently KDKE). The FM station flipped from classic rock to country music and became KTCO. Later that decade, Buehler and McNulty sold their stations to Shockley Communications, which changed KXTP's format to country and then Radio Disney. It later changed to Hot Talk, and finally, to Sports.
On March 7, 2014, WGEE changed their format from adult standards to sports, with programming from CBS Sports Radio.
On March 16, 2015, WGEE changed their call letters to WDUL.
- Website for Midwest Communications
- WAKX history
- WAKX survey from July 28, 1967
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WDUL
- Radio-Locator Information on WDUL
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WDUL