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|City||Potomac/Cabin John, Maryland|
|Broadcast area||Washington, D.C.|
|Branding||950 AM, WCTN|
|First air date||November 1971|
|Power||2,500 watts day
350 watts night
|Callsign meaning||Christ To the Nation|
|Former callsigns||WXLN (1964–1973)|
|Owner||Win Radio Broadcasting Corporation|
WCTN is a classic hits radio station broadcasting on 950 kHz in the medium-wave AM band from Potomac, Maryland.
Seven Locks Broadcasting Company obtained a construction permit for station WXLN on July 1, 1964. Seven Locks was beset by financial problems; the permit was initially applied for in 1958 but faced delays due to ownership changes, and the deadline to construct was extended ten times between 1964 and 1971. WXLN went on the air in November 1971 with an adult standards format, but was forced to suspend operations May 26, 1972 due to bankruptcy.
The station was sold to Christ Church, Washington Parish in February 1973, who put the station back on the air that May 21 with one of the first 24-hour contemporary Christian music formats in the nation.
|City of license||Facility
|W257BW||94.3||Potomac, Maryland||141566||250||56 m (184 ft)||D||FCC|
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WCTN
- Radio-Locator Information on WCTN
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WCTN
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