|Broadcast area||Tri-Cities, Tennessee|
|Branding||WGOC AM 1320|
|Slogan||Tri-Cities Business Radio|
|First air date||1951|
|Power||5,000 watts day
500 watts night
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||WJCW, WKOS, WQUT, WXSM|
In the 1960s and 1970s the station was a popular Top 40 outlet with a personality-DJ format. Some key names over the years included:
- Bill Austin
- Eddie Skelton
- Joe Mills
- Phil Roberts
- Gary Morse
- Dick Winstead ("Richard Bailey Winstead," "Dickie-Doo")
- Wayne Bernard ("Nard") (now known as Charlie Chase)
- Mike Casey ("The Mighty Casey")
- Charlie O'Day ("Good-Time Charlie")
- Oscar Harris ("The Big O")
- Ron Mack
- Jonathan Lee Forrester
- Terry Thomas
- Ken Maness
- Roger Lynn
- Ric Darby
- Reggie Jordan ("The Hit Man")
- Jeff Taylor ("The Rocket Man," "J. Rocket")
- Chuck Carroll ("The Funky Ol' Chuck-A-Luck")
- Bill Meade
- Bob Gordon ("Robert W. Gordon")
- Mike Lee
- TB Scott
- Dave Miller
- Steve Howard
- John R. Kelly
- Robin Hyatt
- Gary Trudeau
- Mark Evan McKinney
- Tom Shannon ("Curly")
- Steve Gilly
- Don Dale
- Dave Jeffries
- Darwin Paustian
Nighttime service was added in 1981 with a new 4-tower directional array at the intersection of East Stone Drive and New Beason Well Road in Kingsport, and a nighttime power of 500 watts. The 5-kW daytime operation was consolidated to this site as well in about 1990.
In 1982 WKIN changed to a country format under the branding "A Great Brand Of Country." Variations of country and classic country would continue over the next couple of decades.
Citadel Broadcasting, which had owned WJCW and WQUT since 1977, bought WGOC and WKIN in 2000. Prior to its current programming, WGOC was broadcasting a Classic Country/Bluegrass/Gospel format. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.
- http://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/pubacc/prod/call_hist.pl?Facility_id=67671&Callsign=WGOC, Retrieved on 2009-03-26.
- http://www.ontheradio.net/metro/Johnson_City_TN.aspx, Retrieved on 2009-03-26.
- http://www.jcedb.org/mags/JCBMOctober.pdf, Retrieved on 2009-03-26.
- "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- WKIN studio, exterior, 1953
- WKIN studio, interior, 1953
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WGOC
- Radio-Locator Information on WGOC
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WGOC
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