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WGH 1310-100.9-97.3HD2 logo.png
Newport News, Virginia
Broadcast areaHampton Roads
Frequency1310 AM kHz
BrandingMoney Talk
FormatBusiness talk
OwnerMax Media
(MHR License, LLC)
First air date
December 1926
Former call signs
WPAB (1926–1927)
WRCV (1927–1928)
WIVA (1928)
WNEW (1928)
WGH (1928–1984)
WNSY (1984)
WGH (1984–2004)
WCMS (2004–2005)[1][2]
Former frequencies
940 kHz (1926–1927)
1430 kHz (1927–1928)
Call sign meaning
World's Greatest Harbor[3]
Technical information
Facility ID72103
Power20,000 watts daytime
5,000 watts nighttime
Transmitter coordinates
37°2′43.0″N 76°26′54.0″W / 37.045278°N 76.448333°W / 37.045278; -76.448333Coordinates: 37°2′43.0″N 76°26′54.0″W / 37.045278°N 76.448333°W / 37.045278; -76.448333
Translator(s)100.9 W265EF (Newport News)
Repeater(s)97.3 WGH-HD2 (Newport News)
WebcastWGH Webstream
WebsiteWGH Online

WGH (1310 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Newport News, Virginia, and serving Hampton Roads.[4] WGH is owned and operated by Max Media,[5] and airs a business talk radio format.

WGH operates with 20,000 watts by day and 5,000 watts at night. But to protect other stations on 1310 AM, it uses a directional antenna, sending much of the signal to the east. Studios and offices are on Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia.[6] The transmitter is off Mary Ann Drive in Hampton, just over the line from Newport News.[7]


Station WPAB was first licensed on 940 kHz on December 6, 1926. The station was assigned the callsign WGH and moved to 1310 kHz in 1928.[2] Because it dates back to the early days of radio, WGH is the only station in Virginia to retain its three-letter call sign, although there were periods in its history when it used the call letters WNSY and WCMS. The call letters for WGH and its sister station 97.3 WGH-FM stand for World's Greatest Harbor, a slogan for the Hampton Roads or Tidewater area of Virginia, where there is a large shipbuilding industry and both commercial and military ports. For much of the 1960s and 70s, WGH was a popular top 40 station.

On October 5, 2009, WGH swapped formats with WXEZ (94.1 FM) and became an urban gospel station as "Star 1310".[8] On July 28, 2017, WGH switched to a format of 1950s-60s oldies.[9]

On February 28, 2019, WGH changed its format from oldies to urban talk and urban oldies, branded as "1310 The Power".[10]

On June 15, 2020, WGH changed its format to business talk, branded as "Money Talk".[11]


  1. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  2. ^ a b FCC History Cards for WGH
  3. ^ "Call Letter Origins: Key and Listing". Bob Nelson. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  4. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  5. ^ "WGH Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
  6. ^ https://www.google.com/maps/place/5589+Greenwich+Rd,+Virginia+Beach,+VA+23462/@36.8441949,-76.182162,17.58z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89ba9609946c7bb1:0x40382729fb5bfc12!8m2!3d36.8426693!4d-76.1801071 Google Maps
  7. ^ "WGH-AM Radio Station Coverage Map".
  8. ^ "Press Release: ESPN Radio 94.1-FM (Formerly 1310-AM) Launches October 5" (PDF). MAX Media Hampton Roads. September 18, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
  9. ^ "WGH Flips to Oldies".
  10. ^ Max Media to Launch 1310 The Power Norfolk Radioinsight - February 27, 2019
  11. ^ [1] Radioinsight - June 11, 2020

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