WHGB

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WHGB
WHGB (CBS Sports Radio) logo.png
City of license Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Branding Sportsradio 95.3/1400
Frequency 1400 kHz (also on HD Radio)
Translator(s) 95.3 W237DE (Harrisburg)
Repeaters 104.1-2 WNNK-HD2
First air date 1945
Format Sports Talk
Power 1,000 watts (day)
Class C
Facility ID 32944
Callsign meaning HarrisBurG (B and G reversed)
Former callsigns WHGB (1945-1963)
WFEC (1963-1983)
WHGB (1983-1990)
WNNK (1990-1993)
WTCY (1993-2008)[1]
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Owner Cumulus Media
Sister stations WZCY-FM, WNNK, WQXA, WWKL
Webcast Listen Live
Website sportsradio953.com

WHGB (1400 AM, "Sportsradio 95.3/1400") is a radio station broadcasting an sports format. Licensed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it serves the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. It first began broadcasting under the call sign WFEC. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media and features sports programming from CBS Sports Radio.

History[edit]

The station was first assigned the call sign WHGB when it signed on in 1945. It became WFEC in 1963 featuring a Top 40 format. In 1982 after a series of failed country, disco and urban formats (beginning in 1977), it returned to Top 40 and adopted the Mike Joseph format called Hot Hits in response to the success of WCAU-FM in Philadelphia with that approach. Although WFEC featured the basics of the Hot Hits format to the letter, it was not consulted by Joseph himself. During the Hot Hits era, the station was known as Fire 14.[2] On February 3, 1983, the station changed its call sign back to WHGB. On October 31, 1990, the station changed its call sign to WNNK as "Wink 1400", a counterpart to WNNK-FM. The station changed its call sign to WTCY on August 27, 1993 and by 2007 had been broadcasting an Urban Adult Contemporary format as "1400 The Touch". WTCY started simulcasting "The Touch" on WNNK-FM's translator located at 95.3 FM (W237DE).

Former logo under ESPN affiliation

On August 20, 2008, the station switched formats to sports radio featuring ESPN Radio, returning to the call sign WHGB that had been used in the 40s, 50s and 60s and again from 1984 until 1990. The previous format remained on WNNK-FM's HD2 channel and translator on 95.3 FM using the call sign WTCY. "The Touch 95.3" is now gone for good, leaving no full time Urban or Urban AC station in Harrisburg. The closest ones are WAMO in Pittsburgh, and WPHI, WRNB, WUSL, and WDAS in Philadelphia.

On January 2, 2013 the station switched over to CBS Sports Radio.[3]

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Coordinates: 40°14′58″N 76°52′03″W / 40.24944°N 76.86750°W / 40.24944; -76.86750