WFMB (AM)

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WFMB
WFMB SportsRadio1450 logo.png
City Springfield, Illinois
Broadcast area Springfield area
Branding Sports Radio 1450
Slogan Springfield's Sports Voice
Frequency 1450 kHz
Translator(s) 107.1 W296CJ (Springfield)
First air date 1922
Format Sports Talk
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 48333
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Neuhoff Corp.
(Neuhoff Media Springfield, LLC)
Sister stations WCVS, WFMB-FM, WXAJ
Webcast Listen Live
Website sportsradio1450.com

WFMB 1450 AM is a radio station broadcasting a sports talk format. Licensed to Springfield, Illinois, United States, the station is owned by Neuhoff Corp., through licensee Neuhoff Media Springfield, LLC. WFMB features a variety of local hosts, as well as programming from ESPN Radio.

History[edit]

This station was originally licensed circa 1926, as a portable station with the call letters WCBS. When licenses for portable stations were abolished, WCBS settled in Springfield as a fixed station. In 1946, the call sign was changed to WCVS so that the CBS flagship station in New York City could become WCBS. WCVS operated with a Top 40 format in the 1960s and 1970s.

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Coordinates: 39°45′36″N 89°39′05″W / 39.76000°N 89.65139°W / 39.76000; -89.65139