KWSW

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KWSW
KWSW station logo.png
CityEureka, California
Broadcast areaEureka, California
Frequency980 kHz
BrandingEZ Radio
SloganThe Songs You Love to Hear
Programming
FormatSoft AC
Ownership
OwnerEureka Broadcasting, Inc.
KEJY, KEKA-FM, KINS-FM, KURY-FM, and KURY
History
First air date
January 26, 1947 (as KHUM)[1]
Former call signs
KHUM (1947-1958)[2]
KINS (1958-2011)[3]
KWSW (2011-2015)[3]
KEJY (2015)[3]
Former frequencies
1240 kHz (1947-1956)[2]
Technical information
Facility ID19841
ClassB
Power5,000 watts day
500 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
40°48′02″N 124°07′39″W / 40.80056°N 124.12750°W / 40.80056; -124.12750
Links
WebcastListen live
WebsiteOfficial website

KWSW (980 AM) is a radio station licensed to Eureka, California, United States. The station airs a soft AC format and serves the Eureka area. The station is currently owned by Eureka Broadcasting, Inc.[4]

History[edit]

The station began broadcasting on January 26, 1947, and held the call sign KHUM.[1][2] It originally broadcast at 1240 kHz.[2] In 1956, KHUM's frequency was changed to 980 kHz.[2]

Its call sign was changed to KINS in 1958.[2] The station aired a middle of the road (MOR) format in the 1970s,[5][6] and a news-talk format in the 1990s and 2000s.[7][8][9][10] In 2011, the station's call sign was changed to KWSW.[3] The station continued to air a news-talk format.[11] On June 9, 2015, the station's call sign was changed to KEJY, but it was changed back to KWSW on August 13, 2015.[3] It adopted a soft AC format branded "EZ Radio" on July 1, 2017.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "KHUM Takes Air as 250-w Outlet at Eureka, Calif", Broadcasting – Telecasting. January 27, 1947. p. 26. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  2. ^ a b c d e f History Cards for KWSW, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  4. ^ "KWSW Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  5. ^ 1971 Broadcasting Yearbook, Broadcasting, 1971. p. B-19. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  6. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1979, Broadcasting, 1979. p. C-19. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  7. ^ The Broadcasting Yearbook 1990, Broadcasting & Cable, 1990. p. B-33. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  8. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999, Broadcasting & Cable, 1999. p. D-42. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  9. ^ Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 2002-2003, Broadcasting & Cable, 2002. p. D-43. Retrieved June 18, 2019.
  10. ^ "KINS 980 am News Talk Radio: Northcoast News and Information Station". KINS. Archived from the original on March 22, 2007. Retrieved June 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  11. ^ "KWSW 980 AM: Talk Radio on the NorthCoast". KWSW. Archived from the original on February 15, 2012. Retrieved June 18, 2019. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  12. ^ About, KWSW. Retrieved June 18, 2019.

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