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WSPC logo.png
City Albemarle, North Carolina
Branding Newstalk 1010
Frequency 1010 kHz
Format News Talk Information
Power 1,000 watts day
64 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 49041
Transmitter coordinates 35°22′40.00″N 80°11′38.00″W / 35.3777778°N 80.1938889°W / 35.3777778; -80.1938889
Callsign meaning We Serve Pfeiffer College[1]
Former callsigns WWWX (1979-1990)
WXLX (1990-1994)
Affiliations ABC Radio , CBS Radio, Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Stanly Communications
Webcast Listen Live
Website Official website

WSPC (1010 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News Talk Information format. Licensed to Albemarle, North Carolina, USA. The station is currently owned by Stanly Communications and features programing from ABC Radio, CBS Radio and Premiere Radio Networks.[2][3]


WABZ radio signed on in 1946, broadcasting from the Albemarle Hotel.

Robert D. Raiford was program director in 1947, at age 19.[4]

While a student a Pfeiffer College in March 1949, longtime WFMY-TV personality Lee Kinard went to work at WABZ doing janitorial and filing duties. Later he became a DJ and producer. Kinard left Pfeiffer after one year and became a part owner of the station in 1952, along with station manager Bill Page, attorney Staton Williams, chiropractor Joe Ivester and farmer Keith Almond. Kinard left WABZ for WFMY in 1956.[5]

An FM station at 100.9 was added later.

The AM station established a separate identity as WWWX on 1979-09-10. On 1990-02-15, the station changed its call sign to WXLX and on 1994-08-26 to the current WSPC.[6] The owner in 1994 was Bill Norman, a Pfeiffer graduate who got his training at the college's station WSPC. Since the letters had become available, Norman put them on his station.


  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. 
  2. ^ "WSPC Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ "WSPC Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  4. ^ B.J. Drye, "Every Road Leads Back to Stanly County," The Stanly News and Press, October 20, 2013, p. 5A.
  5. ^ Dexter Hinson, "Kinard Inducted into Broadcasting Hall of Fame," The Stanly News and Press, September 15, 2008.
  6. ^ "WSPC Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 

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