WFSR

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WFSR
CityHarlan, Kentucky
BrandingHarlans Christian Station
Frequency970 kHz
FormatSouthern Gospel
Power5,000 watts day
24 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID18284
Transmitter coordinates36°52′2.00″N 83°19′36.00″W / 36.8672222°N 83.3266667°W / 36.8672222; -83.3266667
AffiliationsSalem Communications
OwnerEastern Broadcasting Company
Websitewww.wfsr970.com

WFSR (970 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Southern Gospel format. It is licensed to Harlan, Kentucky, United States. The station is currently owned by Eastern Broadcasting Company and features programming from Salem Communications.[1]

WFSR (1380 AM • Bath, NY) The station first signed on November 17, 1962, with the call letters WFSR as a 500 watt daytimer until 1973.

It was known as "Friendly Steuben Radio" and the format was Country Western / Talk. Various broadcasting yearbooks listed the format as either MOR or Variety until the station went Country in 1974 as WGHT. 1380 AM was known as "The Sports Giant" WABH, an ESPN Radio affiliate.

The station was sold to Walter Taylor (Taylor Wine Company) Taylor Aviation with offices on Bully Hill in Hammondsport. They changed the call sign to WGHT in memory of his grandfather, Greyton H. Taylor. The station continued to play Country Western until it merged with its sister station WEKT-FM, which signed on the air on October 10, 1971 with a power of 1.7 kW.

In October 1974, the station was sold to Genkar, Inc., which also purchased WGHT-AM in Bath, New York from Taylor Aviation. The studios of the two stations were consolidated in Bath, New York and the station began simulcasting with the call letters WVIN-FM & AM in 1975. By 1987, the license city for WVIN-FM had been changed to Bath, New York.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WFSR Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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