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City Haverhill, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Merrimack Valley
Branding Impacto 1490
Frequency 1490 kHz
Translator(s) 103.7 W279DH (Haverhill)
First air date March 16, 1947 (1947-03-16) (as WHAV)
Format Spanish News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 49382
Transmitter coordinates 42°46′22.00″N 71°6′1.00″W / 42.7727778°N 71.1002778°W / 42.7727778; -71.1002778Coordinates: 42°46′22.00″N 71°6′1.00″W / 42.7727778°N 71.1002778°W / 42.7727778; -71.1002778
Former callsigns WHAV (1947–2002)
WCCM (2002–2007)
Affiliations ESPN Deportes Radio
Owner Costa-Eagle Radio Ventures Limited Partnership
Sister stations WCCM, WMVX, WNNW
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wcec1490am.com

WCEC (1490 AM; "Impacto") is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish News/Talk format. Licensed to Haverhill, Massachusetts, United States, the station is owned by Costa-Eagle Radio Ventures Limited Partnership, a partnership between Pat Costa and his chief investor, The Eagle-Tribune.[1] WCEC also operates a translator station, W279DH (103.7 FM).


From 1947 to 2002, the 1490 frequency in Haverhill, Massachusetts, was occupied by WHAV. WHAV changed call letters to WCCM on September 23, 2002. On July 30, 2007, the station changed its call sign to the current WCEC.[2]

History of call letters[edit]

The call letters WCEC were previously assigned to an AM station (and WCEC-FM to its sister station) in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, both of which began broadcasting November 2, 1947. The stations were owned by Josh L. Horne Jr., publisher of the (Rocky Mount) Evening Telegram.[3]


Broadcast translators of WCEC
Call sign Frequency
City of license Facility
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W279DH 103.7 Haverhill, Massachusetts 26359 99 D 42°46′23.00″N 71°6′1.00″W / 42.7730556°N 71.1002778°W / 42.7730556; -71.1002778 (W279DH) FCC


  1. ^ "WCEC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "WCEC Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "WCEC, WCEC-FM Start" (PDF). Broadcasting. November 10, 1947. Retrieved 20 October 2014. 

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