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City Nahant, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Greater Boston
Branding WESX 1230 AM
Frequency 1230 kHz
First air date December 10, 1939 (1939-12-10)[1]
Format Religious/Ethnic
Power 450 watts
Class C
Facility ID 49301
Transmitter coordinates 42°27′10″N 70°58′50″W / 42.45278°N 70.98056°W / 42.45278; -70.98056Coordinates: 42°27′10″N 70°58′50″W / 42.45278°N 70.98056°W / 42.45278; -70.98056
Callsign meaning ESseX County
Former frequencies 1200 kHz (1939–1941)
Owner The Principle Broadcasting Network LLC
(Principle Boston Holdco LLC)
Sister stations WJDA
Webcast Listen Live
Website wesx1230am.com

WESX (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a religious and multi-cultural format, licensed to broadcast in the Nahant, Massachusetts precinct. The station is currently owned by Principle Broadcasting Network.[2] Programming is in Spanish, Portuguese, Creole, and English. The transmitter is located in Lynn, Massachusetts with studios located in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

BBC Up All Night[edit]

In 2004, BBC News presenter Rhod Sharp moved to Marblehead, Massachusetts. Wishing to continue to broadcast the BBC Radio 5 Live show Up All Night, he made an arrangement with WESX's owners to use the studios and ISDN line to connect him with Broadcasting House in London, England.[3] The arrangement came to an end in 2007, when Sharp and his wife moved to 18th-century house in Marblehead’s Old Town section, which included a suitably equipped home-studio.[4][5]


  1. ^ Halper, Donna; Wollman, Garrett. "The Eastern Massachusetts Radio Timeline: the 1930s". The Archives @ BostonRadio.org. Retrieved April 1, 2012. 
  2. ^ "WESX Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "WESX's 'international' era closes, too". WickedLocal.com. 26 April 2006. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  4. ^ Joseph P. Kahn (3 August 2012). "The BBC, live from Marblehead". Boston Globe. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 
  5. ^ "BBC broadcaster to discuss ‘Avery’s Fall’ at Marblehead Museum". WickedLocal.com. 6 October 2011. Retrieved 23 January 2013. 

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