WGH (AM)

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WGH
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City Newport News, Virginia
Broadcast area Hampton Roads
Branding "Star 1310"
Frequency 1310 AM kHz
First air date October, 1928[1]
Format Black Gospel[2]
Power 20,000 watts daytime
5,000 watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 72103
Transmitter coordinates 37°2′43.0″N 76°26′54.0″W / 37.045278°N 76.448333°W / 37.045278; -76.448333
Callsign meaning World's Greatest Harbor[3]
Former callsigns WGH (1928-1984)
WNSY (1984)
WGH (1984-2004)
WCMS (2004-2005)
WGH (2005-Present)[4]
Owner Max Media
(MHR License, LLC)
Sister stations WGH-FM, WVBW, WVHT, WVSP
Webcast WGH Websteam
Website WGH Online

WGH (1310 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Newport News, Virginia, and serving Hampton Roads.[2] WGH is owned and operated by Max Media.[5] It airs a black gospel radio format under the branding "Star 1310."

WGH operates at 20,000 watts by day and 5000 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 Newport News.[7]

Station History[edit]

WGH first signed on the air in October 1928.[1] 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.

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