WGLB

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WGLB
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City Elm Grove, Wisconsin
Broadcast area Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Branding "1560 WGLB"
Frequency 1560 AM kHz
Translator(s) W241CI (96.1 MHz, Milwaukee)
First air date December 6, 1963 (1963-12-06)
Format Gospel music
Power 185 watts day
250 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 73050
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
Website WGLB website

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.[1]

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.

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Coordinates: 43°00′32″N 88°02′06″W / 43.00889°N 88.03500°W / 43.00889; -88.03500