WOFC

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WOFC
WOFC logo.jpg
City of license Murray, Kentucky
Branding 1130 ESPN The Office
Frequency 1130 kHz
First air date 1976
Format Sports
Power 1,500 watts day
Class D
Facility ID 73270
Transmitter coordinates 36°38′8.00″N 88°19′10.00″W / 36.6355556°N 88.3194444°W / 36.6355556; -88.3194444
Callsign meaning OFFICE (See History)
Former callsigns WSJP (1976-2000)
WRKY (2000-2006)
WJGY (2006-2007)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Forever Communications, Inc.
Webcast Yes, Travis Turner Sports Show Only

WOFC (1130 AM) is a daytime only radio station broadcasting a Sports Talk format, licensed to Murray, Kentucky. The station is currently owned by Forever Communications, Inc. and features programming from ESPN Radio.[1]

In addition to games and commentary of national interest, WOFC features the area’s only local sports show hosted by prominent local athlete and play-by-play man for the Murray High Tigers, Travis Turner.

Local sports updates are given daily from Neal Bradley, and are given as "Brought to you by Froggyland Sports".

Local Programs[edit]

1130 WOFC The Office boasts the only live and local sports talk show in Western Kentucky. The Travis Turner Sports Show offers interviews and insight of local high school sports, along with national guests.

The Travis Turner Sports Show has guests from not only Murray and Calloway County (the main coverage area), but from other parts of the region, because it is the only outlet on a daily basis. This is also assisted by the streaming of his show online at Froggyland Sports.

Froggyland Sports[edit]

Travis Turner is the creator and force behind Froggyland Sports. The site is named for the sister station WFGS-FM and their coverage area. “FLS”, which is what the site is called for short, gives you updates on local “Froggyland” high schools, and streams online the Travis Turner Sports Show.

Along with streaming the Travis Turner Sports Show, “FLS” also broadcasts the Murray High School athletics. This gives extended families the opportunity to listen to how well their young relatives are playing.

National Programs[edit]

Television Simulcasts[edit]

Something unique for The Office is that at most points throughout the day, the programming that is airing can also be seen on television. Nationally this is done with the ESPN channels, but locally in Murray, Kentucky it’s due in part to local cable provide Murray Electric System.

Station Events[edit]

1130 ESPN The Office (along with sister stations WNBS-AM and WFGS-FM) hold different events through the year.

  • Annual Home, Lawn & Farm Show – This event dates back over 20 years (the first being held in 1989). It has always been the expo for vendors to show off their wares. There are always vendors that cater to different parts of the show, whether they represent HOME, LAWN or FARM. Often there are also “sub category” areas, like; Children’s Play Area, Women’s World or the Men’s Sit a Spell. This event always occurs within the first quarter of the year. The Annual Home, Lawn & Farm show calls the Regional Special Events Center (RSEC) home currently, thus scheduling is subject to Murray State University basketball games and/or other events that are brought in.

History[edit]

The station went on the air in 1976 as WSJP, owned by father-and-son businessmen Joe and Sam Parker. After merging with WNBS and the FM station now known as WFGS, they sold the stations to Forever Communications. It marked the first time that ownership of all of Murray's commercial broadcasters lay with an out-of-town company. WSJP and WNBS swapped formats and schedules in 2000 to take advantage of the better nighttime signal on WNBS.

The call sign for 1130 was changed to WRKY and then to WJGY before becoming WOFC on 2007-01-11.[2] This was originally a reference to the station's adult contemporary format, designed to be music that could be played in an office without distracting from work. Although the station reverted to sports talk a year later, the call letters did not change.

The call letters of WSJP coincided with the initials of co-founder Sammy Joe Parker, although the station's official claim was that it stood for their motto "Serving the Jackson Purchase".

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