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790 WWKY

WWKY Trivia: Before the WWKY calls came to Louisville, they spent many, many years attached to the 1380 frequency in Winchester, Kentucky. The most famous station that occupied the 790 frequency in Louisville previously was, of course, WAKY.

WWKY launched in 1989 with a traditional country format (imaged as "True Country"), but by 1991 the station had transitioned to a mix of country and news/talk, eventually dropping music altogether.

In 2001 WWKY switched to an all-sports format and marketed itself as "XTRA Sports 790" with a call letter change to WXXA.

Letter from WWKY Management - August 15, 1989

Letter from WWKY Management - April 19, 1991

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WWKY Ink
More Talk
by Tom Dorsey - The Courier-Journal - April 3, 1991

WWKY AM-790 has added another two hours of call-in comment as that outlet heads more and more into talk radio. Dr. Joy Browne, a psychologist who dispenses personal advice, is now heard Monday through Fridays from 10 a.m. to noon.

She joining conservative commentator Rush Limbaugh, who is heard from noon to 3 p.m., and Dr. Dean Edell from 3 to 4.

WWKY is still negotiating with NBC over rights to nighttime "TalkNet" programs.

WWKY Photos
WWKY Billboard Promoting Stew Williams
Morning talk host Stew Williams, G. Gordon Liddy and Linda (Mrs. Stew) Williams
WWKY Mug
WWKY Mic Flag

WWKY Airchecks
WVEZ-AM to WWKY Transition (June 12, 1989)
2:32 - 1189 KB
Frank Kinney 1989 Break
:28 - 168 KB
Midday Show (June 1989)
26:09 - 9194 KB
Frank Kinney (July 17, 1990)
38:25 - 13,510 KB
Frank Kinney (October 26, 1990)
24:23 - 8573 KB
First Day Of Talk (February 28, 1991)
8:20 - 2926 KB
Frank Kinney (July 22, 1991)
33:54 - 11,923 KB
Weekend Automation (September 21, 1991)
27:44 - 9753 KB
Frank Kinney (October 7, 1991)
26:34 - 9345 KB
ESPN Into WVEZ Simulcast (1992)
2:23 - 838 KB
Talknet (April 20, 1992)
1:05 - 386 KB
WWKY Montage (1992-1994)
18:18 - 6438 KB
Stew Williams (Undated)
5:12 - 1833 KB
Stew Williams (August 7, 1996)
48:03 - 16.5 MB
Stew Williams (February 26, 1997)
56:40 - 19.4 MB
Stew Williams (September 23, 1997)
46:01 - 15.8 MB
Stew Williams (March 26, 1998)
44:40 - 15.3 MB
Stew Williams (September 23, 1997)
48:01 - 16.4 MB
Rocky & Troy (2000)
30:10 - 10,610 KB
Rocky & Troy's Last Show (November 2000)
45:23 - 15,958 KB
Last Day In Talk Format (May 9, 2001)
19:16 - 6774 KB
First Day As Xtra Sports (May 10, 2001)
1:36 - 565 KB
All audio is in downloadable MP3 format.

 

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