WUST is an AM radio station licensed to Washington, DC. Its transmitter is located in nearby Fairfax, Virginia. WUST broadcasts paid foreign language programming, including an English language news program from China Radio International and French language programming from Radio France International. WUST operates at 50,000 watts during the day but it must reduce power during early morning hours and go off the air during the night to protect the signal of KMOX in St. Louis, which is the dominant Class A station on 1120 AM.On April 6, 2017, WUST filed an application for a Federal Communications Commission construction permit to remain on the air at night with 50 watts. The application was accepted for filing on April 12, 2017.WUST first signed on in 1947 as WBCC, licensed to the Washington, DC suburb of Bethesda, Maryland with 250 watts of power, broadcasting in the daytime only. It had been a rhythm and blues station. Its call letters came from its studio location at 1120 U Street, NW, later moving to 815 V Street NW, site of today's 9:30 Night Club), B-165


2131 Crimmins Ln
McLean, VA


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