WPEK

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WPEK
WPEK The Revolution (logo).jpg
City of license Fairview, North Carolina
Broadcast area Asheville, North Carolina
Branding 880AM The Revolution
Slogan "Asheville's Progressive Talk"
Frequency 880 kHz
First air date 1988
Format Progressive talk
Power 5,000 watts (Daytime)
Class D
Callsign meaning PEaK (previous format)
Former callsigns WTZY, WWNC
Affiliations Jones Radio Networks, ABC News
Owner iHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website 880TheRevolution.com

WPEK (880 AM), known as "880 the Revolution", is a daytime-only AM radio station in Asheville, North Carolina. It is licensed to the nearby town of Fairview.

History[edit]

WTZY signed on in the mid-'90s with a talk radio format, the second Asheville area station to air Rush Limbaugh (after WSKY).

When the station's talk programming was moved to WWNC, WTZY became WPEK "The Peak", a classic country station. Later, the format was adult standards.

In 2004,[1] the format was switched to progressive talk. For several years, much of the programming came from Air America Media. Today the station broadcasts talk shows by hosts Bill Press, Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz,[2] and Norman Goldman.

In 2010, WPEK dropped Thom Hartmann, who moved to WPVM, to add their first local weekday hosts Lesley Groetsch and Blake Butler, whose "Local Edge Radio" includes "politics, arts and entertainment, live music and local listener call-ins".[3]

Weekend programing includes Mountain Music Time, a program of traditional bluegrass and mountain music broadcast on Saturday mornings, followed by an hour of the Errington Thompson Show. The remainder of the weekend is syndicated and sponsored national programming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Citizen-Times Article
  2. ^ Kiss, Tony (2010-01-22). "Air America radio network's demise to have little local impact". Asheville Citizen-Times. Retrieved 2010-01-22. [dead link]
  3. ^ "More changes come to 880-AM radio station". Asheville Citizen-Times. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-18. [dead link]

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Coordinates: 35°32′48″N 82°28′15″W / 35.54667°N 82.47083°W / 35.54667; -82.47083