About KWAM – The Mighty 990

The Mighty 990 KWAM is the Mid-South’s daily home for Todd Starnes, Tim Van Horn, Bill O’Reilly, Sebastian Gorka, Lars Larson, Larry Elder, Ben Shapiro and Red Eye Radio. 

Headlining KWAM’s weekend line up is Mid-South Gardening with Ken Mabry, Vador Vance and Jim Crowder; Tool Talk Radio with Joe Thordarson and Allan Gilbreath; and The Real Resistance with Chett and Sherrie Hopper.

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 news, traffic and weather at 990 AM and 107.9 FM and is the Mid-South’s only locally-owned news-talk radio station.


Dalton Glasscock,
Chief Executive Officer
Joseph Huntley,
Digital Director
Bernadette Davis,
Traffic and Project Manager
Tim Van Horn,
Wake Up Memphis Host
Grace Baker
Reporter/Call Screener
Shirley Fisher,
Accounts Manager
Claire McKelvy,
Alan Pillow,
Dylan Dandridge,
Kenny Bosak,
Wake Up Memphis Producer