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Wsar

Broadcasting · Massachusetts, United States · 28 Employees

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Headquarters

1 Home St, Somerset, Massachusetts, 02725, Unit...

Phone Number

(508) 678-9727

Revenue

$6.1 Million

Industry

Broadcasting Media & Internet

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Who is Wsar

WSAR is the number one AM radio station on the South Coast. With its studios and transmitter in Somerset, Massachusetts, it broadcasts on 1480 kHz. Its transmitter power output is 5,000 watts (unlimited hours) using two towers at 1 Home St. in Somerset. WSAR's original owner was the Doughty & Welch Electric Company. The station's first air date was July 3, 1923. At that time, WSAR broadcasted on 1180kc with 10 watts. It stayed on 1180 through 1926, and in 1926 power was increased to 100 watts. WSAR then moved to Portsmouth, Rhode Island and changed frequency to 1190kc, still with 100 watts, by June 30, 1927. In 1928, WSAR moved back to Fall River and changed frequency again, to 1410kc. During the late 1920s the power was increased to 1,000 watts. An early slogan used by WSAR (sometime between 1926 and 1932) was "Fall River Looms Up." WSAR was on 1450kc with 2,500 watts of power by June 30, 1930. The owner at the time was still the Doughty & Welch Electric Company. With the adoption of the North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement, WSAR's frequency shifted from 1450 to 1480kc, effective @ 03:00 Eastern Time on March 29, 1941. In 1941-42 WSAR was an affiliate of both the Boston Red Sox and Boston Braves networks. In 1945 the Doughty & Welch Electric Company finally sold WSAR to K&M Publishing. In 1948, WSAR was a Mutual affiliate with 5,000 watts of power & had a license for WSAR-FM/103.7 (Channel 279). However, by 1950 WSAR-FM was no longer in operation. In 1989, Fall River entrepreneurs Jim and Bob Karam purchased local AM station WALE, changing the station's call letters to WHTB - Hometown Broadcasting. Then, in 1992, the Karams acquired WSAR, marking the first time in FCC history that an AM radio duopoly - two AM stations licensed to one market - existed. Both WSAR and WHTB still exist and thrive under the Karams today. WSAR prides itself on keeping its listeners informed and up to date. WSAR was the area's sole live news source during Winter Storm Nemo (the Blizzard of 2013) remaining on the air around ...Read more

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Frequently Asked Questions regarding Wsar

Where is Wsar located?
Wsar's headquarters are located at 1 Home St, Somerset, Massachusetts, 02725, United States
What is Wsar's phone number?
Wsar's phone number is (508) 678-9727
What is Wsar's official website?
Wsar's official website is www.wsar.com
What is Wsar's Revenue?
Wsar's revenue is $6.1 Million
What is Wsar's SIC code?
Wsar's SIC: 48,483
What is Wsar's NAICS code?
Wsar's NAICS: 51,516
How many employees does Wsar have?
Wsar has 28 employees
What industry does Wsar belong to?
Wsar is in the industry of: Broadcasting, Media & Internet
What is Wsar competition?
Wsar top competitors include: Virgin Radio, Media Action Center, Wpkz, WLEN Radio
What technology does Wsar use?
Some of the popular technologies that Wsar uses are: reCAPTCHA, Facebook Page Plugin, Flowplayer Platform, Facebook Workplace
How do I contact Wsar?
Wsar contact info: Phone number: (508) 678-9727 Website: www.wsar.com
What does Wsar do?

WSAR is the number one AM radio station on the South Coast. With its studios and transmitter in Somerset, Massachusetts, it broadcasts on 1480 kHz. Its transmitter power output is 5,000 watts (unlimited hours) using two towers at 1 Home St. in Somerset. WSAR's original owner was the Doughty & Welch Electric Company. The station's first air date was... July 3, 1923. At that time, WSAR broadcasted on 1180kc with 10 watts. It stayed on 1180 through 1926, and in 1926 power was increased to 100 watts. WSAR then moved to Portsmouth, Rhode Island and changed frequency to 1190kc, still with 100 watts, by June 30, 1927. In 1928, WSAR moved back to Fall River and changed frequency again, to 1410kc. During the late 1920s the power was increased to 1,000 watts. An early slogan used by WSAR (sometime between 1926 and 1932) was "Fall River Looms Up." WSAR was on 1450kc with 2,500 watts of power by June 30, 1930. The owner at the time was still the Doughty & Welch Electric Company. With the adoption of the North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement, WSAR's frequency shifted from 1450 to 1480kc, effective @ 03:00 Eastern Time on March 29, 1941. In 1941-42 WSAR was an affiliate of both the Boston Red Sox and Boston Braves networks. In 1945 the Doughty & Welch Electric Company finally sold WSAR to K&M Publishing. In 1948, WSAR was a Mutual affiliate with 5,000 watts of power & had a license for WSAR-FM/103.7 (Channel 279). However, by 1950 WSAR-FM was no longer in operation. In 1989, Fall River entrepreneurs Jim and Bob Karam purchased local AM station WALE, changing the station's call letters to WHTB - Hometown Broadcasting. Then, in 1992, the Karams acquired WSAR, marking the first time in FCC history that an AM radio duopoly - two AM stations licensed to one market - existed. Both WSAR and WHTB still exist and thrive under the Karams today. WSAR prides itself on keeping its listeners informed and up to date. WSAR was the area's sole live news source during Winter Storm Nemo (the Blizzard of 2013) remaining on the air around ...Read More

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