WGLD

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WGLD
WGLD logo.png
CityManchester Township, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaYork, Pennsylvania
BrandingSportsradio 1440
Frequency1440 kHz
Repeater(s)96.1 MHz WSOX-HD4
First air dateDecember 8, 1950 (as WGCB)
FormatSports Talk
Power730 watts day
53 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID55352
Transmitter coordinates39°54′17.00″N 76°34′49.00″W / 39.9047222°N 76.5802778°W / 39.9047222; -76.5802778 (NAD27)
Callsign meaningW GoLD
Former callsignsWGCB (1950-1997)
WTHM (1997-2005)
AffiliationsCBS Sports Radio
OwnerCumulus Media Inc.
(Radio License Holding SRC LLC)
Sister stationsWARM-FM, WSBA, WSOX
WebcastListen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Websitesportsradio1440.com

WGLD (1440 AM) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Manchester Township, Pennsylvania. The station is owned by Cumulus Media, Inc., through licensee Radio License Holding SRC LLC,[1] and broadcasts a sports talk format as a CBS Sports Radio affiliate. Its broadcast tower is located near York at (39°59′58″N 76°44′43.3″W / 39.99944°N 76.745361°W / 39.99944; -76.745361).[2]

The station's programming is also available to listeners with an HD Radio receiver via a simulcast on the HD4 subchannel of FM sister station WSOX.

History[edit]

WGCB was first licensed on December 8, 1950,[3] and was owned by Red Lion Broadcasting. John Harden Norris was the station's first manager.[4]

In 1964, Norris went on a 15-minute diatribe against journalist Fred Cook. Cook, under Fairness Doctrine rules, requested a chance to rebut, and Norris refused, claiming the doctrine to be unconstitutional. A lawsuit ensued, which Cook won.

Cumulus Media took control of the station after its purchase of Susquehanna Radio Corporation in 2006. Following the purchase, Cumulus renamed the corporation Radio License Holding SRC, LLC.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WGLD Facility Record". fcc.gov. United States Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, Audio Division. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  2. ^ "AM Query Results for WGLD, Federal Communications Commission". Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  3. ^ "History Cards for WGLD". fcc.gov. United States Federal Communications Commission, Media Bureau, Audio Division. Retrieved 2016-04-23.
  4. ^ "John Norris Obituary". York Daily Record & York Dispatch. 2008-09-30. Retrieved 2016-04-23.

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