WCBG

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WCBG
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City of license Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Waynesboro, Pennsylvania
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Hagerstown, Maryland
Branding "ESPN Radio 1380"
Frequency 1380 kHz
First air date 1953
Format Sports Talk/ESPN Radio
Power 1,000 Watts daytime
20 Watts nighttime
Class D
Facility ID 27402
Transmitter coordinates 39°44′20.0″N 77°36′10.0″W / 39.738889°N 77.602778°W / 39.738889; -77.602778
Callsign meaning W ChambersBurG
see note
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner VerStandig Broadcasting

WCBG is a Sports Talk formatted broadcast radio station affiliated with ESPN Radio.

WCBG is licensed to Waynesboro, Pennsylvania, serving the Waynesboro/Chambersburg area. WCBG is owned and operated by VerStandig Broadcasting.

History[edit]

The WCBG calls were on AM 1590 until January 1, 2005. VerStandig Broadcasting "donated" the station to Emmanuel Baptist Temple after a very public battle of the station's tower, which was in Chambersburg city limits. On January 1st, WCBG switched calls with then sister WHGT and moved all programming to AM 1380 and AM 1590 fell silent. AM 1590 would remain silent until December 4, 2005.

AM 1380 spent years as country formatted WAYZ, later gaining an FM station at 101.5 (today WAYZ resides at FM 104.7). WAYZ changed calls in 1992 to WHGT pending a format change that never happened. When country WAYZ moved to FM 104.7 in 2000, AM 1380 changed to simulcasting then classic hits "Star 92.1" WSRT. In 2006 when FM 92.1 changed format to CHR as "The Point", sister AM WCBG was sold and the calls and talk format moved to AM 1380.

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