WMCE (AM)

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WMCE
The current logo for WMCE as of February 2013
City of license North East, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area North East, Pennsylvania
Erie, Pennsylvania
Ripley, New York
Branding MCE 1530
Slogan The Greatest Hits of All Time
Frequency 1530 kHz
First air date 1966 (as WHYP)
Format Oldies
Power 1,000 watts daytime
250 watts critical hours
Class D
Facility ID 26610
Transmitter coordinates 42°12′5.0″N 79°51′43.0″W / 42.201389°N 79.861944°W / 42.201389; -79.861944
Former callsigns WHYP (1966-1988)
WRKT (1988-1990)
WEHN (1990-1992)
WFLP (1992-1993)
WEYZ (1993-2004)
WYNE (2004-2013)
Owner Mercyhurst University
Sister stations WMCE-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website WMCE Online

WMCE is an oldies formatted broadcast radio station licensed to North East, Pennsylvania, serving North East and Erie in Pennsylvania and Ripley in New York. WMCE is owned and operated by Mercyhurst University and the station director is "Captain" Dan Geary.

History[edit]

This station first signed on the air as WHYP on September 5, 1966. The station was founded by James D. Brownyard.

It was joined less than two years later by its like-named sister station, WHYP-FM (now WQHZ), operating at 102.3. Like many co-owned FM stations of the era, it simulcast its AM sister during the daytime and provided local radio service after the AM station left the air after local sunset. Those hours of operation continue today for WMCE.

First Sale[edit]

In January 1989, both WHYP-AM/FM were sold to Rambaldo Communications.

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