WDRC (AM)

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WDRC
WDRC TalkofConnecticut logo.jpg
City Hartford, Connecticut
Broadcast area Hartford, Connecticut
Slogan The Talk of Connecticut
Frequency 1360 kHz
(also on HD Radio via WDRC-FM-HD3)
First air date December 10, 1922[1]
Format News Talk Information
Power 5,000 Watts
Class B
Facility ID 7711
Former callsigns WPAJ[1]
Affiliations Westwood One, Fox News Radio, Talk Radio Network
Owner Connoisseur Media
(Connoisseur Media Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WDRC-FM, WSNG, WWCO, WMMW
Website www.talkofconnecticut.com

WDRC (1360 AM) is a radio station owned by Connoisseur Media. It operates full-time with 5,000 Watts of power with studios and transmitters located at 869 Blue Hill Avenue in Bloomfield, Connecticut.

WDRC is the flagship station of a cluster of four Connecticut stations running a talk radio format with the slogan "The Talk of Connecticut" The other stations are WSNG in Torrington, WWCO in Waterbury and WMMW in Meriden. Brad Davis hosts the morning show, interviewing local newsmakers and politicians. The rest of the day features syndicated programs, including The Dave Ramsey Show and The Savage Nation with additional programming from Fox News Radio, Talk Radio Network and Westwood One.

The Talk of Connecticut stations also broadcast sporting events including New York Yankees major league baseball, New Britain Bees member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball, Hartford Hawks college basketball and high school sports.

WDRC was the first commercial AM station in the state of Connecticut, originally operating from New Haven, Connecticut.[1]

On March 5, 2014, Buckley Broadcasting announced that it would sell its Connecticut radio stations, including WDRC, to Connoisseur Media. Buckley had owned an interest in the station since 1957, assuming full control in 1959.[2] The sale was consummated on July 7, 2014, at a price of $7,922,035.

Simulcasts[edit]

Call sign Frequency City of license
WMMW 1470 AM Meriden, Connecticut
WSNG 610 AM Torrington, Connecticut
WWCO 1240 AM Waterbury, Connecticut

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Collins, Michael. "Time Line For Connecticut Broadcasting". Connecticut Broadcaster's Association. 
  2. ^ Fillo, Maryellen (March 5, 2014). "Buckley Sells WDRC And CT Stations To Connoisseur". Hartford Courant. Retrieved March 5, 2014. 
  • 1992 Broadcasting Yearbook, page A-62

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Coordinates: 41°48′47″N 72°41′46″W / 41.81306°N 72.69611°W / 41.81306; -72.69611