Talk radio station WOND-AM 1400 will commemorate the Miss America competition’s return to Atlantic City this year with a special two-hour broadcast of the parade.

The Miss America Show Us Your Shoes Parade on the world-famous Boardwalk will take place Sept. 14, the day before a new Miss America is crowned inside Boardwalk Hall.

Miss America’s return to Atlantic City is a 13-day event following Labor Day weekend and will include three nights of preliminary competitions Sept. 10-12 at Boardwalk Hall.

WOND broadcast its first Miss America Parade in the early 1960s. This year’s broadcast will be anchored by Emmy-award winning television host David Spatz; Tom Lamaine, veteran broadcaster of Philadelphia’s CBS KYW-TV, WIP-AM and Kool 98.3; and Jill Horner, Miss New Jersey 2000 and a Miss America finalist.

WOND will offer the live broadcast to stations throughout the country free of charge via satellite.

“Atlantic City could not be more excited for Miss America’s return to its home. We are looking forward to bringing this moment in history not only to our loyal listeners throughout South Jersey but to Miss America fans across the country,” said Dave Coskey, president of Longport Media LLC. “It’s a wonderful opportunity for us to showcase Atlantic City and all it has to offer to a large and diverse audience.”

Fans can listen on the radio at 1400AM, hear the live stream at or listen to WOND on a smartphone by downloading the free Tune-In app.

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Senior copy editor for the Press of Atlantic City. Have worked as a reporter, copy editor and news editor with the paper since 1985. A graduate of the University of Delaware.