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City Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Broadcast area Big Stone Gap, Virginia
Norton, Virginia
Branding "AM 1220 WLSD"
Slogan "Where Love Sounds Different"
Frequency 1220 kHz
First air date August 20, 1953
Format Southern Gospel
Power 1,000 Watts daytime
45 Watts nighttime
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 36°50′26.0″N 82°44′14.0″W / 36.840556°N 82.737222°W / 36.840556; -82.737222
Callsign meaning Where Love Sounds Different
Wise Lee Scott Dickenson
Affiliations CBS Radio News
Owner Valley Broadcasting and Communications, Inc.
Sister stations WAXM
Webcast WLSD Webstream
Website WLSD Online

WLSD is a Southern Gospel and Religious formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Big Stone Gap, Virginia, serving the Big Stone Gap/Norton area. WLSD is owned and operated by Valley Broadcasting and Communications, Inc.[1]


WLSD first went on air August 20, 1953. According to then-station manager William H. Wren, the call letters stood for the four counties served by WLSD: Wise-Lee-Scott-Dickenson.[2]


  1. ^ "WLSD Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ Addington, L.F. Wise County History Book. Unknown. 

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