WCKW

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WCKW
City of license Garyville, Louisiana
Broadcast area River Parishes
Frequency 1010 kHz
First air date December 2, 1970
Format Catholic
Language(s) English
Power 500 watts (day)
42 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 115
Transmitter coordinates 30°04′35″N 90°37′17″W / 30.07639°N 90.62139°W / 30.07639; -90.62139
Former callsigns WKQT (1970-1985)
WCKW (1985-2000)
WLTS (2000)[1]
Owner Covenant Network

WCKW (1010 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Garyville, Louisiana, USA. The station is owned by Covenant Network.

Programming[edit]

WCKW broadcasts a Catholic radio format to the greater New Orleans area, most notably the River Parishes of St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and St. James.[2]

History[edit]

The station signed on in December 1970 as country music outlet "WKQT" and was the sister station of WCKW-FM.[3] These stations were founded by Sidney Joseph Levet III, a New Orleans native and an electronic engineer.[3][4] In February 1990, Levet was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.[5] (Levet died in 1997.)[4]

By 1973 both stations became simulcasts with the AM becoming "WCKW" on March 2, 1985.[1] After the FM flipped to active rock, the AM was sold in 2000 to River Parishes Radio who switched it to a gospel format. Covenant Network purchased the station on January 2, 2007, and began transmitting Catholic programming. The station briefly became "WLTS" on October 20, 2000.[1] The station was re-assigned the call sign "WCKW" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 24, 2000.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S.". 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1972. p. B-89. 
  4. ^ a b "WCKW founder Levet's rites scheduled today". The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA). June 7, 1997. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "WBRZ named top La. station". The Advocate (Baton Rouge, LA). February 10, 1990. Retrieved October 21, 2011. Sidney Levet III, president of WCKW/WCKW-FM, was named Broadcaster of the Year. 

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