WSPG

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WSPG
City Spartanburg, South Carolina
Broadcast area Spartanburg, South Carolina
Branding Fox Sports 98.3 FM / 1400 AM Spartanburg
Frequency 1400 kHz
Translator(s) 98.3 FM W283AV
First air date September 1, 1952
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 3026
Transmitter coordinates 34°58′26.00″N 81°55′37.00″W / 34.9738889°N 81.9269444°W / 34.9738889; -81.9269444
Former callsigns WKDY (1970s-1991)
WYYR (1991-1994)
WMMZ (1994-1998)
WKDY (1998-2005)
Affiliations Fox Sports Radio
Owner Ryan Delaney[1]
(Fox Sports Spartanburg 2 LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website Fox Sports 1400 Spartanburg

WSPG (1400 AM) is a radio station licensed to Spartanburg, South Carolina. It is owned by Ryan Delaney, through licensee Fox Sports Spartanburg 2 LLC. The WSPG studios and transmitter are located at 340 Garner Road in Spartanburg.[2][3]

History[edit]

The station signed on the air September 1, 1952. In the 1970s WKDY was first owned by Capitol Broadcasting Corporation until the late 70s. In 1991 the station was purchased and went back on air as WYYR and was owned by some of the former employees of WORDTony Brooks, Bobby Dean and Todd Brown. It was later purchased by T.C. Lewis and Todd Brown who operated several different formats in the 1990s. During this time, the station was known as Spartanburg's only locally owned community station. Brown sold his interest to Lewis. Lewis sold the station to Matthew Fulmer in 2003 who changed formats to brokered religious programming. The station was sold to again to its current owners in 2006. In 2016 The Station was sold to FOX Sports Spartanburg 2 LLC On January 11, 2010, the station began simulcasting on 97.1 FM.until Jan 2014. in 2014 97.1 FM Started Simulcast WORD (AM). On February 16, 2016 98.3 FM Started Simulcast WSPG AM This was done to help cancel out the AM signal that is reduced significantly at night, as well as provide better audio quality.
On January 11, 2014 WSPG ESPN 1400 was Knock off the air due to Tower collapse[4]

On February 1, 2016 it was announce that WSPG AM 1400 is coming back on the air as Fox Sports 1400 Spartanburg[5]
On February 10, 2016 WSPG 1400 signed back on the air as Fox Sports 1400 Spartanburg [6]

On November 14, 2016 A FCC Construction Permit was granted to WSPG AM for a FM Translator on 98.3 FM [7]

Programming[edit]

ESPN Spartanburg was run by Matt Smith, known as "Smitty" on air. Smith worked at the station before the change to an all sports format. He created and co hosted what is now known as Open Mic Daily, the station's weekday afternoon sports call in show. In May 2012 Smith took over operations of the station from Mark Hauser, who had served as President and General Manager. Hauser is the long time "Voice of the Wofford College Terriers" and one of the co-hosts of Open Mic Daily. Hauser is also well known as the former voice of the Greenville Braves. Ryan Clary is the other co-host of Open Mic Daily.


The station aired locally produced sports shows plus national programming and live sporting events from Fox Sports Radio. Fox Sports 1400 Spartanburg also carried live sports from the following teams:

Sports teams[edit]

Local programs[edit]

  • "South Carolina Sports Talk"
  • "Open Mic Daily" 3-6pm, Monday-Friday
  • "Droppin' the Hammer" 9am-11am, Saturdays (racing season only)
  • "THE DAN PATRICK SHOW" 9am-Noon, Monday to Friday
  • "THE HERD WITH COLIN COWHERD" Noon-3pm, Monday to Friday
  • "SPORTSTALK WITH PHIL KORNBLUT", 6pm-8pm Monday to Friday
  • "Sports Report", 7am-9am Saturdays
  • "Fox Sports Daybreak", 6am-9am Monday to Friday
  • "Fox Sports Radio" , 8pm-6am Monday to Friday
  • "Bump and Run" , 7am-9am Monday to Friday Start March 14, 2016
  • "Friday Night Tail Gate show"

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