|City||Pompton Lakes, New Jersey|
|Broadcast area||Northern New Jersey,
New York City metro area
|First air date||September 14, 1964 (as WKER)|
|Power||1,000 watts day only|
|Callsign meaning||W Great HiTs|
|Former callsigns||WKER (1964–1993)|
WGHT (1500 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Pompton Lakes, New Jersey, USA. The station, established in 1964, is owned by Mariana Broadcasting. WGHT broadcasts an oldies music format. WGHT personnel includes general manager John Silliman and program director Jimmy Howes. Howes is also WGHT Radio's chief engineer and operations manager. WGHT's News Director is award-winning reporter and news caster, Mike Forte. Under his management, WGHT has been awarded 5 Garden State Journalist Awards in less than a year.
On September 14, 1964, WGHT signed on as WKER. WKER served as a test market station for radio stations like 77-WABC in the 1960s. The station was assigned the call sign WGHT (which stands for "Great Hits") by the Federal Communications Commission on August 6, 1993.
Awards and honors
The station has been an NAB Marconi Radio Award finalist and an NAB Crystal Radio Award finalist more than a dozen times, and has received Associated Press News Awards. WGHT's local sports department has won dozens of awards for their local high school sports coverage and broadcasts. WGHT's news department has been honored with awards from the Associated Press and the New Jersey Broadcasters Association. In 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015. The WGHT Morning Show with Jimmy Howes and Greta Latona has been honored with dozens of awards from the Garden State Journalists Association for their celebrity interviews and on-air contests.
WGHT Radio has a long history of being a launching-pad for syndicated and New York City radio talent, including Fox Sports personality Kevin Burkhardt and singer-songwriter Tracy Chapman. Current on-air personalities include The WGHT Morning Show with Jimmy Howes and Greta LaTona, the mid-morning show host is Greta Leshchyshyn-Latona, afternoon drive host Art Rooney (former Uncle Floyd Show regular), and mid-day host John Silliman.
Jimmy Howes, Pete Bucky, Matt Locker, Rich McCarthy, Greta Latona, Pat Murphy and Jimmy Sturr. Latona also hosts Morning Praise on Sunday mornings at 6:00 am and Swing Time, an American Music Standards Show, at 8:00 AM.
- Official website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WGHT
- Radio-Locator Information on WGHT
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WGHT
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