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City Garyville, Louisiana
Broadcast area River Parishes
Frequency 1010 kHz
First air date December 2, 1970
Format Catholic
Language(s) English
Power 500 watts (day)
42 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 115
Transmitter coordinates 30°04′35″N 90°37′17″W / 30.07639°N 90.62139°W / 30.07639; -90.62139
Former callsigns WKQT (1970-1985)
WCKW (1985-2000)
WLTS (2000)[1]
Owner Covenant Network

WCKW (1010 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Garyville, Louisiana, USA. The station is owned by Covenant Network.


WCKW broadcasts a Catholic radio format to the greater New Orleans area, most notably the River Parishes of St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and St. James.[2]


The station signed on in December 1970 as country music outlet "WKQT" and was the sister station of WCKW-FM.[3] These stations were founded by Sidney Joseph Levet III, a New Orleans native and an electronic engineer.[3][4] In February 1990, Levet was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.[5] (Levet died in 1997.)[4]

By 1973 both stations became simulcasts with the AM becoming "WCKW" on March 2, 1985.[1] After the FM flipped to active rock, the AM was sold in 2000 to River Parishes Radio who switched it to a gospel format. Covenant Network purchased the station on January 2, 2007, and began transmitting Catholic programming. The station briefly became "WLTS" on October 20, 2000.[1] The station was re-assigned the call sign "WCKW" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 24, 2000.[1]


  1. ^ a b c d "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  3. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S.". 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1972. p. B-89. 
  4. ^ a b "WCKW founder Levet's rites scheduled today". The Advocate. Baton Rouge, LA. June 7, 1997. Retrieved October 21, 2011. 
  5. ^ "WBRZ named top La. station". The Advocate. Baton Rouge, LA. February 10, 1990. Retrieved October 21, 2011. Sidney Levet III, president of WCKW/WCKW-FM, was named Broadcaster of the Year. 

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