General Manager Tom Sneed with Tom Hall, engineer, and Janet Hall, administrative assistant
The Federal Communications Commission in Washington, D.C. has granted Carolina University a power increase for WDYN AM 980, Rossville/Chattanooga to 2,500 watts non–directional. The station currently has 500 watts and is a directional station.
Tennessee Temple University and Dr. Lee Roberson began the station in May, 1968. TTU merged with Piedmont International University in 2015 and the station was part of the transaction. Piedmont later changed their name to Carolina University, which holds the WDYN license.
WDYN General Manager Tom Sneed said the process for purchasing the equipment will begin immediately and he hopes to be operating with the power increase this fall.
He praised his engineering team headed by Andrea Johnson, who he said worked tirelessly in the field doing hours of engineering measurements.
Mr. Sneed said, “We have received word from Charles Anderson, our consulting engineer, that the FCC has granted the WDYN AM 980 power increase from 500 watts directional to 2,500 watts non–directional. God has answered our prayers. I have enclosed the email along with the notice from the FCC. Let us rejoice and give God praise.”
In addition to the AM 980 flagship station, WDYN broadcasts on the FM dial at 94.7 and 94.9. The station’s 24-hour, seven-day-a-week Gospel format is also heard on the World Wide Web at wdyn.com.