WLAP

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WLAP
WLAP logo.jpg
City of license Lexington, Kentucky
Broadcast area Lexington Metro Area, Central Kentucky
Branding Newsradio 630 WLAP
Slogan Lexington's News Talk Radio
Frequency 630 kHz
First air date September 15, 1922 (in Louisville, moved to Lexington on March 17, 1934)
Format News Talk Information
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 68209
Transmitter coordinates 38°7′25.00″N 84°26′45.00″W / 38.1236111°N 84.4458333°W / 38.1236111; -84.4458333
Callsign meaning We Love All People[1]
Winning Lexington's Active People
Affiliations Fox News Radio
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Citicasters Licenses, L.P.)
Webcast Listen Live (via iHeartRadio)
Website wlap.com

WLAP (630 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Lexington, Kentucky, USA, the station serves the Central Kentucky region. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features programing from Fox News Radio.[2]

WLAP uses a four-tower directional antenna with differing patterns for daytime and nighttime; broadcast power is 5,000 daytime, 1,000 nighttime.

History[edit]

About 1912, William V. Jordan of Louisville became involved in amateur radio experiments and operation, and by 1915 had been issued call letters 9-L-K for his wireless transmitting station. Jordan reportedly started broadcasting phonograph records to patients at Waverly Hills Hospital in 1921. He continued this until September 15, 1922, when he was granted a license, under the call letters of WLAP. It is Kentucky's oldest radio station.

After WFIW was relocated from Hopkinsville to Louisville as WAVE, Turner C. Rush and Alvin L. Witt of Lexington bought the station with the intention of moving it there. WLAP signed off for the last time from Louisville on December 23, 1933 after the Federal Radio Commission granted preliminary approval for the move to Lexington. Final permission was granted on January 5, 1934. WLAP went back on the air in Lexington with Program Tests on March 17, 1934.[3]

WLAP aired a Top 40 music format during the 1960s and 1970s and softened to a full-service Adult Contemporary direction by the late 1970s, by which time the Top 40 format had shifted to its sister station WLAP-FM. It was also the first station in the Lexington area to utilize a generator for emergency broadcasting purposes, which served the station well during the Super Outbreak of April 3, 1974, when tornadoes disrupted electrical service to much of the state of Kentucky and WLAP was the only radio station in Lexington able to stay on the air thanks to its generator. (1)

WLAP is currently the flagship station of the Big Blue Sports Network, which carries Kentucky Wildcats football and basketball.

Lineup[edit]

Weekdays

  • 12a-5a - Coast to Coast AM
  • 5a-9a - The Wall Street Journal This Morning w/ Gordon Deal
  • 9a-12p - The Glenn Beck Program
  • 12p-3p - The Rush Limbaugh Show
  • 3p-6p - The Pulse of Lexington w/ Leland Conway
  • 6p-8p - Sports Nightly w/ Dick Gabriel
  • 8p-10p - The Schnitt Show
  • 10p-12a - Coast to Coast AM

Saturdays

  • 12a-5a - Coast to Coast AM
  • 5a-12p - Paid Programming
  • 12p-3p - The Weekend
  • 3p-6p - The Glenn Beck Weekend
  • 6p-9p - Handel on the Law
  • 9p-12a - Coast to Coast AM

Sundays

  • 12a-6a - Coast to Coast AM
  • 6a-9a - Paid Programming
  • 9a-12p - Sunday Morning Sports Talk w/ Mark Buerger
  • 12p-6p - Rush Limbaugh Week in Review
  • 6p-7p - The Wall Street Journal This Weekend w/ Gordon Deal
  • 7p-9p - Ben Ferguson
  • 9p-10p - Public Affairs
  • 10p-1a - Bill Cunningham

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. 
  2. ^ "WLAP Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "WLAP-AM History". 

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