WDRC (AM)

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WDRC
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City of license Hartford, Connecticut
Broadcast area Hartford, Connecticut
Slogan The Talk of Connecticut
Frequency 1360 kHz
102.9-3 HD WDRC-FM
First air date December 10, 1922[1]
Format News Talk Information
Power 5,000 Watts
Class B
Facility ID 7711
Former callsigns WPAJ[1]
Affiliations Westwood One, Talk Radio Network
Owner Connoisseur Media
(Connoisseur Media Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WDRC-FM, WSNG, WWCO, WMMW
Website http://www.talkofct.com

WDRC (1360 AM) is a radio station owned by Connoisseur Media. It operates full-time with 5,000 Watts of power with studios and transmitters located in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

WDRC is the flagship station of a cluster of four Connecticut stations running a talk format with the slogan "The Talk of Connecticut" (the other stations are WSNG in Torrington, WWCO in Waterbury and WMMW in Meriden). The leading personalities for the "Talk of Connecticut" are morning host Brad Davis and afternoon host Dan Lovallo. Both offer a conservative viewpoint. Davis has been linked to former Governor John G. Rowland and Senator Joe Lieberman.

The Talk of Connecticut stations also broadcast sporting events as Yankees major league baseball, New Britain Rock Cats minor league baseball, Hartford Hawks College basketball and high school sports.

WDRC was the first commercial AM station in the state of Connecticut, originally operating from New Haven.[1]

On March 5, 2014, Buckley Broadcasting announced that it would sell its Connecticut radio stations, including WDRC, to Connoisseur Media. Buckley had owned an interest in the station since 1957, assuming full control in 1959.[2] The sale was consummated on July 7, 2014, at a price of $7,922,035.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Collins, Michael. "Time Line For Connecticut Broadcasting". Connecticut Broadcaster's Association. 
  2. ^ Fillo, Maryellen (March 5, 2014). "Buckley Sells WDRC And CT Stations To Connoisseur". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  • 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-62

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Coordinates: 41°48′47″N 72°41′46″W / 41.81306°N 72.69611°W / 41.81306; -72.69611