Coverage Area 

The WZAP AM 690 predicted coverage contours are depicted in the map below. The outer line area on the map represents a 1 MV/M signal strength (typical) and the blue area represents 2MV/M signal strength (typical).

WZAP is the Mountain Empire's most powerful AM radio station, in coverage area AND in number of listeners capable of picking up our signal. Broadcasting at 10,000 watts, on Clear Channel 690, WZAP covers more listening area than any other AM radio station located in the Mountain Empire! 

The Clear Channel frequency, 690, is far more important than the power of 10,000 watts. It simply means there are no other Radio Stations on the same frequency in close proximity to WZAP. Thus meaning no interference on our frequency. The closest station south of us is in Jacksonville, FL, west in Birmingham, AL and north in Montreal, Canada! We regularly interact with listeners in six (6) surrounding States!

Regardless of what you may have been told recently, or may be hearing from others, WZAP on Clear Channel 690 still covers a larger listening area than any AM Radio Station located in the Mountain Empire. We invite you to listen and compare when traveling within a 100 mile radius of the Bristol, VA/TN area. You can still listen to WZAP with a Clear, Listen-able, and Interference free signal, farther than any other AM station. Our 286 foot tower, on Clear Channel 690, covers far more than just the Tri-Cities area of, Bristol-Johnson City-Kingsport. Listen, Compare and you be the Judge!

Our signal reaches a population of 3 million + as we help spread the Word of God to portions of 6 states from our home in Bristol, VA/TN.




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