(Update: Travelers Rest-based WDAB 1580-AM began broadcasting a new, local format on Friday, Feb. 12. To listen live, click here.)
TRAVELERS REST, S.C. — Travelers Rest-based WDAB 1580-AM will begin broadcasting its new, locally oriented programming in February, according to station operator Dan Scott.
Scott, a 30-plus year radio veteran best known across the Upstate as the voice of Furman athletics, said the format will feature local interest talk shows, sports talk, and music.
"We want to fill your days and weekends with shows that matter to you," Scott said. "Whether it's news, sports, automobiles, gardening, technology, health or any other topic, we want to try and touch as many aspects of life in Travelers Rest as we can."
Although WDABs tower is located on Old Buncombe Road, the station's operation and broadcast facility will be located on Main Street in the lower level of the My Sister's Store building.
The station will initially broadcast on a 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. schedule and will be available via online streaming, Scott said.
The city of Travelers Rest will host a weekly one-hour show to discuss various topics of interest and the Travelers Rest Tribune is the station's local news provider/partner.
"We are hoping to grow into being an integral part of the community," Scott said. "And partnering with entities like the city, the Tribune, and others will make that possible."
WDAB will also broadcast Furman baseball games this spring, although the exact number of games the station will air is still being determined.
Additions to the lineup are set to be announced soon, and opportunities still exist for talented individuals who have hosted a talk show in the past or who would love to turn their passion into a daily or weekly show.
Programming opportunities for local churches are still available for Sunday, Scott said.
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