WYCK

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WYCK
City of license Plains Township, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Wilkes-Barre/Scranton
Branding The Game
Slogan "Northeast Pennsylvania Sports Radio"
Frequency 1340 kHz (AM)
First air date 1924
Format Sports Radio
Power 810 watts
Class C
Facility ID 36835
Former callsigns WBRE, WKRZ, WPLJ, WYOM, WTSW
Owner Bold Gold Media
Sister stations WICK, WPSN
Website The Game's website

WYCK is an AM broadcasting radio station licensed to the city of Plains Township, Pennsylvania and serves the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton radio market. The station broadcasts at a frequency of 1340 kHz with 810 Watts with a non-directional signal pattern.

The station is owned by Bold Gold Media. In 2006, the station owners dropped the Oldies radio format in favor of a Sports Radio format branded as "The Game" with programming coming from Fox Sports Radio and Premiere Radio Networks's Jim Rome.[1] WYCK simulcasts "The Game" radio format along with its sister stations WICK located in Scranton and WBWX in Berwick.[2] "The Game" simulcast network is also the flagship for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Yankees AAA Minor League Baseball radio play-by-play coverage.[2]

History[edit]

The station first signed-on the AM dial in 1924 as WBRE, owned by Louis G. Baltimore and the Baltimore Radio Exchange company in Wilkes-Barre.[3] WBRE initially broadcast at a frequency of 1300 kHz[4] until 1927 when it switched to broadcasting on the frequency of 1200 kHz on a time shared basis with the other long time station in Wilkes-Barre, WBAX.[5] This arrangement lasted until 1930 when WBRE changed frequency to 1310 kHz.[6] WBRE remained at 1310 kHz until the North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement took effect in 1941 and the station finally landed on its present day broadcast frequency of 1340 kHz.[7] As WBRE, it was an NBC radio affiliate.[3]

The station continued as WBRE until the 1970s when it became WKRZ (AM).[8] The change to WKRZ (AM) was the start of many call sign and format flips for the station, taking on the call signs of WPLJ (AM), WYOM, and finally WBCR[8] by 1989.[9] As WBCR (AM), the station had a Christian radio format. In 1991, another call sign change to WTSW[9] and then finally in 1992 the station's call sign were changed to the present WYCK.

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Coordinates: 41°15′00″N 75°49′29″W / 41.250104°N 75.824831°W / 41.250104; -75.824831