WGLD

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WGLD
WGLD logo.png
City Manchester Township, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area York, Pennsylvania
Branding Sportsradio 1440
Frequency 1440 kHz
96.1 MHz WSOX-HD4
First air date December 8, 1950 (as WGCB)
Format Sports Talk
Power 730 watts day
53 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 55352
Transmitter coordinates 39°54′17.00″N 76°34′49.00″W / 39.9047222°N 76.5802778°W / 39.9047222; -76.5802778 (NAD27)
Callsign meaning W GoLD
Former callsigns WGCB (1950-1997)
WTHM (1997-2005)
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
Owner Cumulus Media Inc.
(Radio License Holding SRC LLC)
Sister stations WARM-FM, WSBA, WSOX
Webcast Listen Live
Listen Live via iHeart
Website sportsradio1440.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". 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". 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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