WKAZ (AM)

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WKAZ
WKAZ 95.3-680WKAZ logo.png
CityCharleston, West Virginia
Broadcast areaCharleston, West Virginia
Kanawha County, West Virginia
Branding"WCHS News Network"
Frequency680 kHz
Translator(s)95.3 MHz (W237AZ)
First air date1946
FormatBusiness News
Power10,000 Watts daytime
221 Watts nighttime
ClassB
Facility ID71662
Transmitter coordinates38°19′7.0″N 81°32′28.0″W / 38.318611°N 81.541111°W / 38.318611; -81.541111
Former callsignsWCAW (?-2006)
AffiliationsWest Virginia MetroNews
OwnerWest Virginia Radio Corporation
(West Virginia Radio Corporation of Charleston)
Sister stationsWCHS, WKAZ-FM, WKWS, WRVZ, WSWW, WVAF
Website58wchs website

WKAZ is a Business News formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Charleston, West Virginia, serving Charleston and Kanawha County, West Virginia. WKAZ is owned and operated by West Virginia Radio Corporation.

History[edit]

Originally WCAW, the station was the top-rated "top 40" station in the market during most of the early 1960s. Its main competition within the format at that time was WGKV and WKAZ. The primary rating battle was between WCAW and WCHS. WCAW was bought by The West Virginia Radio Corporation in 1993, along with WVAF. At various times broadcasting country and American standards formats, the station was formerly a gospel station until sister station WKAZ-FM became Jack FM in 2006, at which point the oldies format was moved to WKAZ. In addition to its primary AM frequency, WKAZ-AM simulcasts on 95.3 FM (not to be confused with its aforementioned sister station WKAZ-FM, which does not share the Oldies format and broadcasts on 107.3 FM).

The format of WKAZ changed from Oldies to Business News on February 13, 2017.[1]

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