|Branding||AM 870 The Moose|
|First air date||January 17, 1959|
|Power||500 watts day|
|Affiliations||Fox News Radio, Fox Sports Radio|
|Owner||Heritage Media of Kentucky Inc|
WMTL (870 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Country music format. Licensed to Leitchfield, Kentucky, USA, the station is owned by Heritage Media of Kentucky Inc. It features programming from Fox News Radio and Fox Sports Radio.
The station began broadcasting on January 17, 1959. Under license by the FCC under Rough River Broadcasting, Inc., it was Grayson County's first radio station. For its first 29 years on the air, the station broadcast with 500 watts on a frequency of 1580 kilohertz. From 1967 until 1988, all of the station's programming was simulcast over WMTL-FM (now WKHG) at 104.9 MHz. For most of its history to this day, WMTL broadcasts a country music format.
In 1988, the station moved to its current frequency of 870 MHz.
In the early 1990s, Rough River Broadcasting was acquired by Heritage Media of Kentucky, taking WMTL and WKHG with it.
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WMTL
- Radio-Locator Information on WMTL
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WMTL
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