|City of license||Fairview, North Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Asheville, North Carolina|
|Branding||880AM The Revolution|
|Slogan||"Asheville's Progressive Talk"|
|First air date||1988|
|Power||5,000 watts (Daytime)|
|Callsign meaning||PEaK (previous format)|
|Former callsigns||WTZY, WWNC|
|Affiliations||Jones Radio Networks, ABC News|
(Capstar TX LLC)
In 2004, 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, 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".
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.
- Citizen-Times Article
- 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]
- "More changes come to 880-AM radio station". Asheville Citizen-Times. 2010-02-15. Retrieved 2010-02-18.[dead link]
- WPEK Official Website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WPEK
- Radio-Locator Information on WPEK
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WPEK
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