WPCN

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For the Point Pleasant, West Virginia radio station that held the call sign WPCN at 88.1 FM from 1998 to 2009, see WVRR.
WPCN
City of license Stevens Point, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Wausau-Stevens Point area
Branding Newstalk 1010
Frequency 1010 kHz
Translator(s) 92.1 W222BN (Marshfield)
First air date 1948 (as WTWT)
Format News/Talk/Sports
Audience share 0.9 (Sp'06, R&R[1])
Power 1,000 watts day
10 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 2106
Transmitter coordinates 44°32′17.00″N 89°35′43.00″W / 44.5380556°N 89.5952778°W / 44.5380556; -89.5952778
Former callsigns WTWT (1948–?)
WSPT (?-1977)
WXYQ (1977–1988)
WSPO (1988–1996)
WSPT (1996–2011)
Affiliations Fox News Radio, Cumulus Media Networks, CBS Sports Radio
Owner Richard L. Muzzy
(Muzzy Broadcast Group, LLC)
Sister stations WSPT
Website [1]

WPCN (1010 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk/Sports format. Licensed to Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA, the station serves the Wausau-Stevens Point area. The station is currently owned by Richard L. Muzzy, through licensee Muzzy Broadcast Group, LLC, and features programing from Fox News Radio and Jones Radio Network.[2]

Programming heard on WPCN includes a local morning show called "Portage County Live," Glenn Beck Program, Neal Boortz, Scott Krueger (another local host), Clark Howard, and The Ed Schultz Show. WPCN also carries audio simulcasts of two Fox News Channel shows: Special Report with Bret Baier and the first hour of Fox and Friends; WPCN is one of the only stations (perhaps the only station) to directly simulcast the cable television channel. All Fox News Channel simulcasts were dropped by 2010.

History[edit]

Original call letters were WTWT when it signed on in 1948, then WSPT, for many years broadcasting a Top-40 format. In late 1977, the station began airing a country music format as WXYQ, dropping its simulcast with WSPT-FM. The station then became WSPO on 1988-05-30. On 1996-07-06, the station changed its call sign back to WSPT; on 2011-12-06, the station changed its call sign to the current WPCN.[3]

In March 2013, WPCN transitioned to a full-time news/talk format and dropped Cumulus Media's True Oldies Channel programming on nights and weekends.[4] The station now carries CBS Sports Radio programming on the weekends and talk shows at night. Previously, the station used Dial Global's America's Best Music and Citadel's Timeless Favorites.

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