WPCH (AM)

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WPCH
WZMG-WPCH FoxSports910-1310 logo.png
Frequency1310 kHz
WZMG 910 kHz
BrandingFox Sports 910 AM - 1310 AM The Game
Programming
FormatSports
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
Ownership
Owner
WCJM-FM, WKKR, WMXA, WTLM, WZMG
History
First air date
August 1958; 64 years ago (1958-08)
Former call signs
WBMK (1958–1976)
WZZZ (1976–1988)
WPLV (1988–1994)
WCJM (1994–1996)
WPLV (1996–2015)
Call sign meaning
"Peach"
Technical information
Facility ID54864
ClassD
Power1,000 watts day
25 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
32°53′48.00″N 85°9′24.00″W / 32.8966667°N 85.1566667°W / 32.8966667; -85.1566667
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitefoxsportsthegame.iheart.com

WPCH (1310 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports format. Licensed to West Point, Georgia, United States, the station is currently owned by San Antonio–based iHeartMedia, through licensee iHM Licenses, LLC, and features programming from Fox Sports Radio.[1]

History

The station signed on in August 1958[2] as WBMK. It changed its call letters to WZZZ on December 1, 1976,[3] and was assigned the call sign WPLV on January 1, 1988. On October 7, 1994, the station changed its call sign to WCJM, then on February 23, 1996, switched back to WPLV.[4]

In March 2003, Root Communications License Company, L.P., reached an agreement to sell this station to Qantum Communications subsidiary Qantum of Auburn License Company, LLC, as part of a 26 station deal valued at $82.2 million.[5] The deal was approved by the FCC on April 30, 2003, and the transaction was consummated on July 2, 2003.[6]

On May 15, 2014, Qantum Communications announced that it would sell its 29 stations, including WPLV, to Clear Channel Communications (now iHeartMedia), in a transaction connected to Clear Channel's sale of WALK AM-FM in Patchogue, New York to Connoisseur Media via Qantum.[7] The transaction was consummated on September 9, 2014.

The station took on the WPCH call sign on June 1, 2015.

Programming

All of the programming on WPCH is from Fox Sports Radio.

References

  1. ^ "WPCH Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2009 (PDF). 2009. p. D-169. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "WZZZ (WPCH) history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved January 11, 2020.
  4. ^ "WPCH Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  5. ^ "Changing Hands - 3/17/2003". Broadcasting & Cable. March 17, 2003.
  6. ^ "Application Search Details (BALH-20030307ACE)". FCC Media Bureau. July 2, 2003.
  7. ^ Venta, Lance (May 15, 2014). "Qantum Sells To Clear Channel; Connoisseur Expands In Long Island". RadioInsight. Retrieved May 15, 2014.

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