WLKR (AM)

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WLKR
WLKR
City of license Norwalk, Ohio
Broadcast area Sandusky/Port Clinton, Ohio
Lake Erie Islands
Branding Kool Gold 1510 WLKR
Frequency 1510 (kHz)
First air date March 18, 1968
(as WLKR)
Format Classic Hits
Power 500 watts (day only)
Class D
Facility ID 21487
Callsign meaning co-founder Ed WaLKeR
Former callsigns 1991-2003: WVAC
1968-1991: WLKR
Affiliations Dial Global (Kool Gold)
Agri Broadcast Network
Owner Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting
Sister stations WEOL, WLKR-FM, WKFM
Website Kool Gold 1510 WLKR

WLKR is an AM radio station licensed to Norwalk, Ohio, operating on 1510 kHz during the daytime hours only. Its transmitter is in Norwalk and studios are in Milan, along with sister stations WLKR-FM and WKFM. The station is locally owned by Elyria-Lorain Broadcasting Co. and features a classic hits format with assistance from Dial Global's "Kool Gold" programming service.

Logo used during its ESPN Radio affiliation, 2006-2010

The station first signed on as WLKR (AM), the AM side to the FM station. It became WVAC on January 28, 1991 (for the "VACationland"), and switched back to WLKR on May 30, 2002. WLKR carried Westwood One's Adult Standards format until December 2004, when it switched to oldies music (Westwood One's "Oldies Channel" format). The format changed to sports/talk in August 2006, programmed exclusively with ESPN Radio as "ESPN 1510 WLKR".

WLKR's current classic hits format was adopted in late August 2010.

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Coordinates: 41°16′45″N 82°39′23″W / 41.27917°N 82.65639°W / 41.27917; -82.65639