WGLD

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WGLD
WGLD logo.png
City of license Manchester Township, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area York, Pennsylvania
Branding Sportsradio 1440
Frequency 1440 kHz (also on HD Radio via WSOX-HD4)
First air date 1950 (as WGCB)
Format Sports Talk
Power 730 watts day
53 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 55352
Transmitter coordinates 39°54′17.00″N 76°34′49.00″W / 39.9047222°N 76.5802778°W / 39.9047222; -76.5802778
Callsign meaning W GoLD
Former callsigns WGCB (1950-1997)
WTHM (1997-2005)
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Owner Cumulus Media Inc.
(Radio License Holding SRC LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Website sportsradio1440.com

WGLD (1440 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. Licensed to Manchester Township, Pennsylvania, USA, the station is currently owned by Cumulus Media, Inc., through licensee Radio License Holding SRC LLC, and is currently broadcasting ESPN Radio.[1]

History[edit]

WGLD was originally known as WGCB AM, and was owned by John Harden Norris, who founded the station in 1950. In 1964, Norris went on a 15 minute diatribe against journalist Fred Cook. Cook, under Fairness Doctrine rules, requested a chance to rebut, and Norris refused, claiming the doctrine to be unconstitutional. A lawsuit ensued, which Cook ultimately won.

The WGLD call signs were previously heard at 104.5 FM in Indianapolis (now WJJK) and at 100.3 FM in Greensboro (now WMKS). It was also in Chicago on 102.7 FM (oldies) during the early seventies. It was called W-Gold Oak Park - Chicago, and it was managed by Charles Manson for Sonderling Broadcasting. This station became WBMX.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WGLD Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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