|Broadcast area||Greater Cleveland|
|Slogan||The Praizeness Station in the Nation|
|First air date||May 31, 1973|
|Power||500 watts (daytime only)|
|Callsign meaning||W "CCD"
|Former callsigns||WSUM (1975–87)
|Owner||New Spirit Revival Center Ministries, Inc.
(New Spirit Revival Center Ministries, Inc.)
WCCD (1000 AM) – branded Radio 1000 – is a commercial daytime-only radio station licensed to Parma, Ohio, serving Greater Cleveland and parts of surrounding Northeast Ohio. Owned and operated by New Spirit Revival Center Ministries, Inc., WCCD broadcasts a combination of gospel music and religious programming. The station studios are located at The New Spirit Revival Church in the Cleveland suburb of Cleveland Heights, while the station transmitter resides in North Royalton.
WCCD broadcasts at only 500 watts, presumably because it is short-spaced to KDKA in Pittsburgh. It signs off at sunset to protect WMVP in Chicago and a glut of other clear channel stations on adjacent frequencies, including KDKA.
WCCD began as WSUM on May 31, 1973. The initial lineup included longtime television fixtures Jim Doney, Linn Sheldon and Gib Shanley (sports director), plus Ted Alexander and Joey James. In addition, a full news staff included Michael Hissam (news director), Pat Longworth and Nancy Watson. Just a few months after signon, WSUM's operators soon go broke and the station went off the air.
The Christian Broadcasting Association of Canton purchased WSUM in October 1976 and resumed programming under new management. It airs religious programs on a pre-taped basis from local and national sources. The rest of the day is talk programming with hosts including Merle Pollis.
The station had been owned for a number of years by Salem Communications. In October 2003, Salem changed WCCD's format, dropping all of the religious and brokered programming (most of which moved to WHKW) and installed a variant of Salem Radio Network's conservative-based talk format dubbed "The Voice." The hosts on the all-satellite lineup included Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, and Hugh Hewitt. Plans were for a call letter change to WVVC, but had fallen though.
By July 2004, Salem reacquired the 1420 frequency, and relocated WCCD's format over to the station, relaunched as WHK. WCCD was then put up for sale, airing a mix of Christian contemporary music and leased-time gospel music paid for by the New Spirit Revival Center Church, who ultimately bought the station in April 2005 and flipped it to a locally based gospel format.
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- WebMasters, Mike Olszewski (2002-03-04). "Cleveland, Ohio Broadcast Radio Archives Project". Cleve-radio.com. Retrieved 2014-08-18.