Radio Station Information

980 The Wave


City of License:
Leland, NC


Wilmington, NC

Web site:

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Cumulus Media (Cumulus Licensing LLC)

WAAV is an AM radio station broadcasting at 980 KHz. The station is licensed to Leland, NC and is part of the Wilmington, NC radio market. The station broadcasts News/Talk programming and goes by the name "980 The Wave" on the air. WAAV is owned by Cumulus Media.

Nearby Radio Stations

WMFD 630 AM, WLSG 1340 AM, WBPL 92.7 FM, 94.5 The Hawk, K-Love 95.5, WWIL 90.5 FM, Z107.5, K-Love 100.5, WJSS 103.1 FM, Double Q 101

Co-Owned Radio Stations in Wilmington, NC

102.7 GNI, 94.5 The Hawk, Coast 97.3, Double Q 101

Listener Comments and Reviews

When you broadcast an Amber alert make it understandable! Not the case Friday @2:30.
By: Tilghman herring on March 7, 2014

I wish that your station programmers would do something about the double/simultaneous transmissions of your commercials! It’s very distracting and annoying to listen to the garbled talking when this happens. Surely y’all are required to monitor your broadcasts. This is an ongoing and very annoying problem.
By: Timothy Woodson Caulder on September 2, 2020

Love the station but when you promo your station the volume goes up 5 fold! Its just overkill and annoying. Thanks for considering this request to turn the volume down a little. BD
By: benton d d. on June 14, 2021

Why was Joe pags taken off and replaced with the mouse Ben Shapiro??????
By: Daniel on October 5, 2021

Your morning host 6-9am is a very immature and too supportive of the status quo. He needs to be replaced with a more mature balanced individual. He was kissing the behind of a Wilmington City Councilman, Luke somebody, and he had a melt down when called on it by an intelligent well reasoned caller. Your host let Luke give out all the propaganda including email and phone numbers on the PPD Building sale to the COW (City of Wilmington) and would not give out contact information on these who oppose the sale. What happened to balanced reporting? WAAV has always been one-sided defending the local crooked politicians but this takes the cake. In the past JJ Jefferies and Chris Watkins, always encouraged the opposing viewpoint. Your current morning host is a poor substitute. He never gets callers and no wonder when he cuts off callers who do not agree with his bias. Shame on WAAV I'm contacting the FCC with a complaint!!
By: Frank on April 22, 2023

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