About KWAM – The Mighty 990
The original radio station signed on the air on February 23, 1947 in West Memphis, Arkansas as KWEM. Back in the early days, the radio station broadcast live music – from B.B. King and Ike Turner to Johnny Cash and Howlin’ Wolf.
In 1954 KWEM moved across the Mississippi River to Memphis and in 1959 the radio station changed its call letters to KWAM.
Starnes Media Group purchased the station in 2020 and resurrected the original slogan, “The Mighty 990.” Our crystal clear signal can be heard across the tri-state region.
KWAM broadcasts at news, traffic and weather at 990 AM and 107.9 FM and features a lineup of local and national hosts including Todd Starnes, Robyn Walensky, Bill O’Reilly, Dr. Sebastian Gorka, Ben Shapiro, Lars Larson and Larry Elder. KWAM is a Salem Radio News affiliate.
Chief Executive Officer
Traffic and Project Manager
Good Morning Memphis Producer