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City of license Clinton, North Carolina
Branding Oldies 1170
Frequency 1170 kHz
Format Oldies
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts critical hours
Class D
Facility ID 7090
Transmitter coordinates 35°1′21.00″N 78°20′58.00″W / 35.0225000°N 78.3494444°W / 35.0225000; -78.3494444
Callsign meaning W CLiNton or W Christian Listening Network
Affiliations ABC Radio
Owner Christian Listening Network, Inc.
Website oldies1170.com

WCLN (1170 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an Oldies format. Licensed to Clinton, North Carolina, USA. The station is currently owned by Christian Listening Network, Inc. and features programing from ABC Radio .


Larry Carr of Clinton operated WCLN, a daytime-only station, and WCLN-FM prior to the 1991 purchase of the 16-year-old stations by Willis Broadcasting Corp. of Norfolk, Virginia. The stations' format would be adult contemporary music and oldies.[1]

WCLN and WCLN-FM were Christian when the FM station increased its power from 3,000 to 25,000 watts to better cover Fayetteville. Curt Nunnery of WFLB became sales manager.[2]

By 1997, WCLN was airing Southern gospel music separately from the FM,[3] and by 2000, WCLN was playing oldies.[4]

In 2012, WCLN played oldies along with locally oriented programming including Clinton High School sports. The hosts of the morning show can be seen through glass from the outside, as is true for the Today show.[5]


  1. ^ "Virginia Firm Buys Clinton Radio Station," The Fayetteville Observer, July 13, 1991.
  2. ^ Michael Futch, "It's All Christmas, All the Time at WFLB," The Fayetteville Observer, December 9, 1994.
  3. ^ "The Cape Fear Region's Information Resources," The Fayetteville Observer, March 22, 1997.
  4. ^ "News, Information and Entertainment Sources," The Fayetteville Observer, June 24, 2000.
  5. ^ Futch, Michael (2012-03-05). "Clinton radio team early to rise for 'The Morning Show' on WCLN-AM". Fayetteville Observer. Retrieved 2012-06-05. 

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