WCKM-FM

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WCKM-FM
WCKM-FM logo.png
City Lake George, New York
Broadcast area Albany, New York
Branding 98.5 CKM
Slogan The Home of the Good Guys and the Greatest Hits of All Time (primary)
Your #1 and Oldies Station (secondary)
Frequency 98.5 MHz
First air date April 21, 1994[1]
Format Classic Hits
ERP 370 watts
HAAT 393 meters
Class A
Facility ID 19650
Transmitter coordinates 43°25′12.00″N 73°45′37.00″W / 43.4200000°N 73.7602778°W / 43.4200000; -73.7602778
Affiliations ABC News Radio
Owner Regional Radio Group, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website wckm.com

WCKM-FM (98.5 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format.[2] It is licensed to Lake George Village, New York, USA, and serves Essex, Hamilton, Saratoga, Warren and Washington Counties. The station is owned by Regional Radio Group, LLC and features news and sports from ABC Radio.

WCKM's morning show, The Morning Club, is hosted by Dan Miner and Pete Cloutier with Newsman, Jim Scott. The Morning Club runs a great number of contests and includes live call ins throughout the broadcast. Miner's "High School Sports Scoreboard" has won the NYSBA Award for Best Sportscast numerous times. Brian Delaney joins The Morning Club every morning at 7:35 for the "High School Sports Academy". The Morning Club also airs it's popular features, "Club Stuff" and "Pete's Dirty Deeds Of The Day". Miner also anchors the national sports coverage for the show. Other popular segments are "Club Trivia" and Dan Miner's "Lewis Super Mystery Oldie Contest" every morning at 9:30.

Mike DuBray is the station's midday host with his popular features, "Mike DuBray's Digital Jukebox" and "Mike DuBray's Stupid Criminals".

Ken Leccese hosts afternoon drive and is one of the voices of high school sports on sister stations HITS 95.9 and TALK 1450 WWSC.

Matt Stone is the evening host and Production Director.

Miner is the station's Station Manager while Cloutier is also the Promotions Director.

WCKM's weekends are filled with local personalities and specialty programming. Kip Grant hosts "Great Gold Plus" on Saturday morning from 6-10. Veteran broadcaster, Lee Pecue, hosts "The Adventures Of The Big Kahuna" on Saturdays and Sundays. Brian Delaney hosts "Only Gold" every Saturday night, a request and dedication show from 6-11. Sunday's feature "Dennis Mitchell's Breakfast With The Beatles", "Rewind with Gary Bryan" and "The 70's with Charlie Tuna".

Monday nights on WCKM, Dan Miner hosts the live hockey talk show, "On Center Ice" from 7-8 at O'Toole's Restaurant in Queensbury. Each week Dan is joined by Cameron Close, the broadcast voice of the Adirondack Thunder of the ECHL, John Pratt with "PUCK U" and Seth "The Shadow" Cooper with "The Locker Room Report". They are joined weekly by Adirondack Thunder coaches and players.

Monday nights at 8, Gonzo Gates airs his "80's Time Warp with Gonzo Gates". WCKM also airs the NYSBA Award winning "80's Time Warp Flashback with Gonzo Gates" weekday mornings at 10:30.

WCKM has won numerous NYSBA Awards for Promotions, Sports Broadcasts, Commercial Advertising, Public Service and Specialty Programming. Dan Miner and Mike DuBray have won multiple awards for the station.



References[edit]

  1. ^ "Summer Jam to return to East field with no cover charge". The Post-Star. April 19, 2014. Retrieved April 25, 2014. On Monday, it will have been 20 years since WCKM went on the air the morning of April 21, 1994 out of its former location at 128 Glen St. 
  2. ^ "WCKM-FM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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