|Broadcast area|| (Daytime)|
|First air date||November 16, 1962|
|Power||5,000 watts (daytime only)|
|Callsign meaning||Lapeer COuntry|
|Former callsigns||WLSP (3/14/94-3/1/07)
|Affiliations||Real Country (Westwood One)|
(Townsquare Media of Flint, Inc.)
|Sister stations||WCRZ, WFNT, WQUS, WRCL, WWBN|
|Website||Townsquare Media Michigan Website|
WLCO (1530 AM) (and until March 2007, WLSP) is a radio station broadcasting a country music format. Licensed to Lapeer, Michigan, it first began broadcasting under the WTHM call sign. The WTHM call letters are derived from THuMb indicating that the signal covers the Thumb region of Michigan. The station's format, from Citadel Media, is called "Real Country" and combines classic country favorites with select current titles. Prior to the current format, as WLSP, the station had aired satellite-fed adult standards from ABC (Timeless Classics), and, prior to that, Talk and Sports formats. The "Real Country" format is not the first time 1530 AM has programmed classic country; as WWGZ-AM in the early 1990s, the station was known as "Country Gold."
The transmitter is in Lapeer, but the studios are in Burton, east of Flint.
For more on the history of AM 1530, see sister station WQUS.
It operates from local sunrise to local sunset to protect clear channel station WCKY (AM) in Cincinnati, Ohio which sometimes interferes with the WLCO signal during the sunrise and sunset time periods.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WLCO
- Radio-Locator Information on WLCO
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WLCO
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