WCOS (AM)

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WCOS
City of license Columbia, South Carolina
Broadcast area Columbia, South Carolina
Branding Hallelujah 1400
Frequency 1400 kHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1939
Format Gospel
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 4673
Callsign meaning "We're Columbia's Own Station
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Sister stations WCOS-FM, WLTY, WNOK, WXBT, WVOC-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website hallelujah1400.com

WCOS is an inspiration Gospel radio station licensed to Columbia, South Carolina and serves the Columbia market. The Clear Channel Communications outlet is licensed by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to broadcast at 1400 kHz with an ERP of 1 kW. The station goes by the name Hallelujah 1400.

The station was an affiliate of the Atlanta Braves radio network, the largest radio affiliate network in Major League Baseball, but that designation has shifted to AM 560 when the sports programming shifted from WCOS to WXBT.[1]

History[edit]

WCOS signed on in 1939, making it Columbia's second radio station. The station featured programming from NBC's Blue Network (which later became the ABC Radio Network) as well as local programming.

In 1958, the station stunted by playing Dean Martin's "I Wish I Was In Dixie" over a period of 24 hours before switching over to the "Top 60 in Dixie" playlist, a format that it kept for the next 20 years under various monikers like "Super COS", and "Position 14".

In 1980, after being beaten in the ratings by rival FM Top 40 WNOK, WCOS changed over to Country, simulcasting parts of the broadcasting day of their sister FM, WCOS-FM. In the early 1990s, the station adjusted its format to satellite-fed Classic Country, but went back to simulcasting WCOS-FM within a year's time. In 1996, it adopted its present Sports talk format.

In 2007, WCOS re-branded itself as "The Team". On January 3, 2012, programming from WCOS shifted to the more powerful WXBT AM 560, and WCOS became "Hallelujah 1400", a inspiration Gospel station.

The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications, which owns Country WCOS-FM, CHR WNOK, Variety Hits WLTY, Sports Talk WXBT and News/Talk WVOC-FM in the Columbia radio market.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Affiliate Radio Stations". The Official Site of the Atlanta Braves. 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°00′18″N 81°00′43″W / 34.00500°N 81.01194°W / 34.00500; -81.01194