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1280 WODT Fox Sports

Date of Recording: 11.03.96
Station: 1280 WODT New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (WDSU/WMKJ/WQUE/WODT)
Format: Blues
Featured Air Personality: Unknown (format sample)
Logo: Current “Fox Sports” logo
Current Owner: iHeart Media, Inc.


What can be more unique than a Blues station? How about one on AM, with ABC Information News & the late Paul Harvey. This sounds more like a local, full service station than a major market station, but perhaps that was what it was supposed to be.

This is the station that started out as an old-line NBC affiliate, WDSU. It was an important station in New Orleans back in the day, but at this point in time, after several call letter and format changes including CHR and News/Talk, a very popular Blues format was evolving. It was a good run, lasting until 2002 when owner Clear Channel Communications flipped it to All-Sports. Its now a Gospel station.

Enjoy this little AM station remembering it for what it was, just before consolidation and jockless formats. A nice, local sounding station serving a special community. One full newscast and Paul Harvey report included!

By Steve West

Steve West is a 41 year veteran of broadcasting. His air work as a Jock and News Anchor includes six radio markets and over two-dozen radio stations. Steve is the founder of and - All the BIG Hits!

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