WTAW (1620 AM, Newstalk 1620) is an AM radio station licensed to the city of College Station, Texas. The station is currently owned by Bryan Broadcasting Company.
WTAW, one of the oldest continually run radio stations in service in central Texas, stands for Watch The Aggies Win. WTAW is credited with being one of the first stations in the nation to cover a live football game in real time. Prior to the current News-Talk radio format, WTAW, then 1150 AM, was a Country and Western radio station, which was housed in Bryan, Texas close to the Triangle Bowling alley in the Old College area of the city. The station was assigned the call letters KAZW on January 9, 1998. On March 1, 2000, the station changed its call sign to KZNE, on May 3, 2000 to the current WTAW, and on December 4, 2003 the station was sold to Bryan Broadcasting.
The corporate offices are now located in the Crystal Park Plaza just off of Earl Rudder Freeway (Texas State Highway 6) in College Station. WTAW also boasts to have the longest running radio show in the Brazos Valley. Originally, the Infomaniacs morning show was known as the Muck and Mire show, dating to at least the 1960s. Current host, K. Scott DeLucia, a well-known local personality, started his association with WTAW and the Muck and Mire show in the late 1960s after doing “color” for local A&M Consolidated sports. He is the longest serving media personality in the city and surrounding area, having not only been involved with WTAW, but also serving as the Sports Director for KBTX, the CBS affiliate in Bryan/College Station. DeLucia also contributed to the Bryan/College Station Eagle, the daily newspaper which serves the twin cities and Brazos County.
WTAW is locally owned and operated. The station carries other well-known syndicated programs such as The Rush Limbaugh Show and Coast to Coast AM. WTAW added Fox News Radio to their line-up on October 3, 2010.
WTAW’s news department is made up of three broadcast journalists. The station has nine newscasts that primarily focus on local news with relevant national and international stories included.