WTRC

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WTRC
City of license AM: Elkhart, Indiana
FM: Niles, Michigan
Broadcast area South Bend, Indiana
Branding AM: Truth Radio 1340
FM: News Talk 95.3 MNC
Slogan Michiana's News Channel
Frequency AM: 1340 kHz
FM: 95.3 MHz
Format News/Talk
Power AM: 1,000 watts unlimited
ERP FM: 5,500 watts
HAAT FM: 84 meters
Class AM: C
FM: A
Facility ID AM: 51728
FM: 48911
Transmitter coordinates AM: 41°40′28.00″N 85°56′51.00″W / 41.6744444°N 85.9475000°W / 41.6744444; -85.9475000
FM: 41°44′16.00″N 86°15′10.00″W / 41.7377778°N 86.2527778°W / 41.7377778; -86.2527778 (WTRC-FM)
Callsign meaning Truth Radio Corporation
Former callsigns FM: WAOR, WNIL-FM
Affiliations Fox News Radio, Regional Radio Sports Network
Owner Federated Media
(Pathfinder Communications Corporation)
Sister stations WAOR, WBYT, WNIL, WRBR-FM
Webcast AM: Listen Live
FM: Listen Live
Website AM: truthradio1340.com
FM: michiananewschannel.com
For the Washington D.C. station, see WFED and WTOP-FM.

WTRC (1340 AM; "Truth Radio 1340") and WTRC-FM (95.3 FM; "News Talk 95.3 MNC") are radio stations broadcasting a news/talk format. WTRC broadcasts from Elkhart, Indiana, and WTRC-FM broadcasts from Niles, Michigan. WTRC is owned by Federated Media. The two stations offer separate morning programs (with WTRC focusing on Elkhart and WTRC-FM focusing on South Bend; they jointly broadcast syndicated programming, including Glenn Beck, Rush Limbaugh and Sean Hannity.[1] WTRC is also a Fox News Radio affiliate.[2] In programming and on-air presentation, the stations take closely after Federated's news/talk station in Fort Wayne, WOWO.

History[edit]

Prior to switching to a news/talk format on May 10, 2010, WTRC briefly aired an oldies/classic rock format as "Hippie Radio 1340", and featured programing from Citadel Media and Dial Global. Before becoming "Hippie Radio 1340" in August 2009, WTRC had a similar news/talk format as "News Radio 1340".[3] On May 5, 2014, WTRC split from the simulcast of WTRC-FM and returned to focusing on Elkhart through a partnership with sister newspaper The Elkhart Truth (from which the "Truth Radio 1340" branding is derived), including a separate morning show; the two stations continue to jointly broadcast most other programming.[1]

Before adopting the current format 95.3 FM had a classic rock format as WAOR. Following the change in formats WAOR moved, along with the classic rock format, up the dial to 95.7 FM.[4] 95.3 first began broadcasting as WNIL-FM.[5] The station also simulcasts Penn High School football from the Regional Radio Sports Network.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b King, Marshall V. (April 29, 2014). "Coming soon: Truth Radio 1340 is launching on Monday". The Elkhart Truth. Retrieved May 14, 2014. 
  2. ^ Meenan, Jim (April 14, 2010). "Michiana radio stations to see talk shows, program formats shifting". South Bend Tribune. Retrieved April 16, 2010. 
  3. ^ WTRC tunes in to music ETruth.com August 15, 2009. Accessed May 14, 2010
  4. ^ Local radio to see changes Meenan, Jim. South Bend Tribune. April 15, 2010. Accessed May 14, 2010
  5. ^ FM-DX QSL/Veries Accessed May 14, 2010

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