|Broadcast area||Huntington, WV/Ashland, KY|
|Branding||Kool Hits 105.7|
|Slogan||The Greatest Songs of All Time|
|First air date||September 1, 1982|
|Callsign meaning||We Love Greenup County|
|Affiliations||Associated Press Radio Network
Kentucky News Network
United Stations Radio Networks (weekends)
UK Sports Network (University of Kentucky Athletics)
|Owner||Greenup County Broadcasting, Inc.|
|Sister stations||WLGC (AM)|
WLGC-FM (105.7 FM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Greenup, Kentucky, United States, the station's studios are located in Ashland, Kentucky with its transmitter remaining in Greenup. The station broadcasts to the Huntington-Ashland, WV-KY-OH, Metropolitan Statistical Area. The station is currently owned by Greenup County Broadcasting, Inc..
On September 1, 1982 WLGC radio debuted at 105.5 FM, playing "The City of New Orleans" by Arlo Guthrie. The song kicked off not only a new radio station, but also a new format: A Little Bit Country, A Little Bit Rock. This hybrid programming was the brainchild of WLGC Vice-President/General Manager Robert Scheibly, who had commissioned a research project to determine viable formats for the fledgling station. Scheibly left the program director's position at WKEE/WHTN to take on the challenge of creating a new radio station focusing on local community needs.
In addition to the unique music mix, WLGC's early years offered a wide variety of programming tailored specifically to Greenup County, including high school sports and a daily "good news" public service newscast.
In 1985 an AM station was added to the Greenup County Broadcasting family. The new station, transmitting at 1520 AM, initially simulcast the FM's programming, but soon developed into WTCV - The Christian Voice - a full-time gospel station. A few years later, the station became the Tri-State's first sports talk station. The AM station is currently broadcasting a news radio format.
The second stage in WLGC's evolution came in March 1992, when the station increased power from 3,000 to 25,000 watts and moved to 105.7 FM. This growth opened a new and competitive market for the company. The format was changed to country music, concurrent with the power increase, and the station became a Tri-state presence.
In 2002, the WLGC studios were moved from Greenup to Ashland, increasing the station's visibility to advertisers and listeners.
On January 13, 2014 at 12:00 AM EST, the station dropped its country music format in favor of a classic hits format and was rebranded as "Kool Hits 105.7", playing the "greatest" songs of the 1960s, 70s and early 80s.
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