City of license Lexington, South Carolina
Broadcast area Columbia
Branding 1170 The Deck
Frequency 1170 (kHz)
First air date 1983
Format Oldies
Power 10,000 watts (daytime)
2,500 watts (critical hours)
Class D
Owner Broomfield Broadcasting, Inc
Website wdek1170am.com

WDEK is a radio station licensed to Lexington, South Carolina that airs an Oldies format targeting Columbia under the name "1170 The Deck". The station is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast on 1170 AM kHz with a power level of 10 kW during the day and 2.5 kW during critical operating hours. Both signals are non-directional.


1170 signed on as WXAX in late 1983 with a Country format. The station became WLGO in 1988 with an automated Adult Contemporary format. This lasted until the early 1990s, when the station went to a Religious format.

In 2005, the station was sold and the format was changed to Spanish Contemporary under the "Radio Ritmo" handle. The new call letters became WQVA.

The station was owned by Peregon Communications, which in 2008 simulcast "Radio Ritmo" on WIGL/St. Matthews (under a LMA).

As of November 2010, the station is currently in receivership with a request to transfer the license to Broomfield Broadcasting of Greenwood, SC who also own radio station WCZZ. The station is now using call letter WDEK and is playing an Oldies format as "1170 The Deck".

External links

  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WDEK
  • Radio-Locator Information on WDEK
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WDEK

Coordinates: 33°58′17″N 81°16′43″W / 33.97139°N 81.27861°W / 33.97139; -81.27861