|City||Elm Grove, Wisconsin|
|Broadcast area||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Frequency||1560 AM kHz|
|Translator(s)||W241CI (96.1 MHz, Milwaukee)|
|First air date||December 6, 1963|
185 watts day|
250 watts night
|Callsign meaning||Where Gospel Lovers Belong (originally Great Lakes Broadcasting, original owner)|
|Owner||Joe Kinlow and Alesia Kinlow-Glosson, co-personal representatives, Joel Kinlow Estate|
WGLB (1560 AM) is a gospel music radio station licensed to Elm Grove, Wisconsin and serving the Milwaukee metropolitan area. The station is owned by the estate of Joel Kinlow, and licensed to his children Joe Kinlow and Alesia Kinlow-Glosson, the co-personal representatives of the estate. Joel Kinlow used to own television station WJJA in Racine and FM radio station WGLB-FM in Port Washington, Wisconsin (Joel Kinlow died on June 7, 2016). On April 20, 2015 WGLB was granted a Federal Communications Commission construction permit to increase day power to 2,500 watts and add critical hours service with 700 watts.
Licensed to Port Washington, Wisconsin, WGLB signed on the air in 1963, broadcasting with 250 watts daytime only. An FM sister station, WGLB-FM, was launched in 1969. In 2003, the FM station was sold to Starboard Broadcasting and switched its format to religious programming.
In August 2001, WGLB's city of license was changed to the Milwaukee suburb of Elm Grove, and the current transmitter site went into operation. The station also obtained authorization to begin nighttime broadcasting.
- FCC History Cards for WGLB
- WGLB Website
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WGLB
- Radio-Locator Information on WGLB
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WGLB
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