WGCL (AM)

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WGCL
City of license Bloomington, Indiana
Branding The Sound of Bloomington
Frequency 1370 kHz, 95.9 MHz (translator, since 2008)
First air date 1949
Format News Talk Information
Power 5,000 watts day
500 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 59131
Transmitter coordinates 39°11′25.00″N 86°38′2.00″W / 39.1902778°N 86.6338889°W / 39.1902778; -86.6338889
Former callsigns WTTS (1949-1984), WGTC (1984-1988)
Affiliations ABC Radio , Premiere Radio Networks, Westwood One
Owner Sarkes Tarzian, Inc
Sister stations WTTS 92.3
Website [1]

WGCL (1370 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format to the Bloomington, Indiana, USA area. The station is owned by Sarkes Tarzian, Inc. and features programming from ABC Radio, Premiere Radio Networks and Westwood One.[1]

WGCL is not related to WGCL-TV 46, the CBS affiliate in Atlanta, GA.

History[edit]

WGCL went on the air as WTTS in 1949, running 1000, then 5000 watts days and 500 watts nights on 1370 kHz. It was Bloomington's third AM radio station (the others being WSUA 1010 (1946–50) and WTOM 1490 (1947–51)). WTTS was a full-service/Middle-of-the-Road (MOR) station affiliated with the ABC Radio Network prior to that network's 1967 split, and the ABC Entertainment Network after that.

In 1960, Sarkes Tarzian put sister station WTTV-FM 92.3 on the air. It simulcasted WTTS until 1967. Tarzian also owned WTTV Channel 4 (Channel 10 from 1949 to 1953) until 1977. The station had an MOR format, with a rock format at night beginning in 1968.

WTTS changed its callsign to WGTC on July 9, 1984, running a country-music format. On November 17, 1988, the station changed its call sign to the current WGCL.[2]

In September 2008, WGCL began simulcasting on the 95.9 FM signal in Bloomington formerly utilized by sister station WTTS-FM.

Current programming[edit]

WGCL currently carries Coast to Coast AM, The Wall Street Journal This Morning, The Dave Ramsey Show, Bob Brinker's Moneytalk, Kim Komando, At Home with Gary Sullivan, The Dennis Miller Show, The Huckabee Report, The Rush Limbaugh Show, The Sean Hannity Show, and The Clark Howard Show. Local programming is also produced by the station, including Glass in the Morning (Monday through Friday), In the Zone (Monday and Wednesday evenings), Joe Smith Sportstalk (Tuesday evenings), The Bloomington Review (Friday evenings and Saturday mornings), and Your Money with David Hays (Saturday mornings).

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