WLSC

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WLSC
City Loris, South Carolina
Broadcast area Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
Branding Tiger Radio
Frequency 1240 kHz
Format Talk
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 29541
Transmitter coordinates 34°2′5.00″N 78°52′58.00″W / 34.0347222°N 78.8827778°W / 34.0347222; -78.8827778
Callsign meaning W Loris, South Carolina
Former callsigns WVSL (1984-1986)
Affiliations Genesis Communications Network
Clemson Tigers
Note Dame Fightin' Irish
Owner Banana Jack Murphy Productions, LLC
Webcast Listen Live (via TuneIn)
Website Tiger Radio WLSC 1240

WLSC (1240 AM) Tiger Radio is a radio station broadcasting a talk format. WLSC is licensed to serve the community of Loris, South Carolina, USA. The station is currently owned by Banana Jack Murphy Productions, LLC and features programing from Genesis Communications Network (GCN), Clemson Tigers and Note Dame Fightin' Irish.[1] In March, 2012, WLSC began broadcasting classic rock programming of QRockRadio, but switched to a talk format in November 2012.

History[edit]

WLSC signed on in 1958 at 1570 AM, moving to 1240 in 1984.[2]

The station was assigned the call letters WVSL on April Fools' Day 1984. On New Year's Day 1986, the station changed its call sign to the current WLSC.[3]

JARC Broadcasting owned WLSC from 1989 to 2007. The station played country music, bluegrass, and religious programming.[2]

Banana Jack Murphy Productions LLC, a company formed by longtime Myrtle Beach radio personality, Banana Jack Murphy and his wife Barb Krumm, the marketing director for Ocean Lakes Family Campground in Myrtle Beach, SC purchased WLSC in the fall of2007. Murphy built new studios in downtown Loris at the intersection of Main and Broad Street. The theatre style marquee sporting the station's call letters became an instant landmark.

WLSC aired country, bluegrass and religious programming until October 14, 2009 when the station switched to an oldies format and became known as Tiger Radio. (WTGR, a popular Myrtle Beach station was also known as Tiger Radio and broadcast at 1520 AM before changing to WKZQ AM.)

In 2011, WLSC added the afternoon program "The Beach Bob Oldies Show", which originates from WOLT.[4] The Beach Bob Oldies Show would remain on WLSC until January 2012.

In April 2012, WLSC relocated to a new studio located in the Loris Chamber of Commerce building. The theatre style marquee was removed and its whereabouts are unknown.

During the Spring and Summer of 2012, WLSC broadcast Q Rock Radio, a personality driven music format featuring past on air talent heard on WKZQ during the '70s and '80s. (Q Rock Radio is now heard on WLVA, Lynchburg, VA at 580 AM and 106.5 FM.)

In August, 2012 WLSC became the new broadcast station for the popular weekly syndicated talk show, Whispers Paranormal Radio, hosted by Jordan Cline. It is syndicated worldwide via the UFO Paranormal Radio Network.[5]

WLSC Tiger Radio changed to a talk format in November 2012. The station features programming from the GCN Radio Network. Alex Jones, Josh Tolley, Doug Stephan, Jason Lewis can now be heard on WLSC Tiger Radio.

In January 2013, Allen Smothers, The Bad Boy of Sports Radio debuted on WLSC Tiger Radio. The Pressbox Radio Show hosted by Smothers can be heard weekdays 8 AM - 10 AM.

WLSC Tiger Radio can be heard online at www.TigerRadio.com.[6]

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