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WFCT
City of license Jacksonville, Florida
Broadcast First Coast Area
Branding NewsRadio 790 WFCT
Frequency 790 kHz (also on HD Radio)
102.3-2 FM (WFCT-FM)
First air date 1923 (licensed)
Format All-News
Power 50,000 Watts
Class A
Callsign meaning First Coast Television (after WFCT-TV)
Sister stations(s) WFCT-TV 7 & WFCT-FM 102.3
Former callsigns WFCR (1923-1949)
Owner WMFL Corporation
(WMFL Radio)
Sister Stations WFCT-TV 7 & WFCT-FM 102.3

WFCT, also known on-air as "NewsRadio 790 WFCT", is an All-News radio station in Jacksonville, Florida broadcasting on the AM dial @ 790 kHz. It's owned by WMFL Corporation along with WFCT-TV & WFCT-FM.

In 1923, WFCT signed on @ the frequency of 1250 kHz as WFCR. It received it's current call letters in 1949, which stand for First Coast Television (after WFCT-TV).

A series of power increases over the years culminated in it's current power of 50,000 watts in 1935, allowing the station to cover much of North America after dark. It had studios @ various locations in Jacksonville until 1956.

The station has been All-News since 1967. Prior to it's current incarnation, the station had a MOR/Personality-based format. The station has been the flagship station of the Jacksonville Jaguars since it's inception to the NFL in 1995 & will air Jacksonville Sharks games in 2010 as part of the Arena Football 1 League (or AF1).

WFCT 790 is also known for a couple of trademarks. Typically before a commercial break the current on-air personality will claim, “WFCT news time…(current time of day)" (as is standard procedure with every other All-News station O&O by WMFL Corporation). The station provides updates on traffic & weather "on the 7's". Also after any sort of sports update the on-air personality will also proudly claim, “you're listening to the home of the Jaguars & the Sharks”

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