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City of license Lexington, Kentucky
Broadcast area Lexington-Fayette Metropolitan Area
Branding News/Talk 590 - WVLK
Frequency 590 kHz
First air date November, 1947
Format News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 27418
Callsign meaning Versailles, Lexington, Kentucky[1]
Affiliations ABC News & Talk
CBS News
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations WCYN-FM, WVLK-FM, WLTO, WXZZ, WLXX
Webcast WVLK Live Audio Stream
Website wvlkam.com

WVLK is a radio station serving the Lexington, Kentucky area with a news/talk format. This station broadcasts on AM frequency 590 kHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media.


Weekday programming features local shows during the morning and early afternoon and several syndicated talk radio programs during the late afternoon and evening including Sean Hannity, Geraldo and Mark Levin. Weekend programming includes local shows on a variety of topics from gardening to home maintenance to sports, as well as syndicated programs like Kim Komando and Clark Howard.


WVLK began broadcasting November 26, 1947, as a Mutual affiliate on 590 kHz with 1 KW power (full-time). It was owned by Bluegrass Broadcasting Company, whose president was former U.S. Senator A.B. Chandler. Offices and studios were in the Lafayette Hotel in Lexington.[2]

Early voices[edit]

Among the early voices at WVLK, US Representative Harold Rogers was a disc jockey at the station in 1959, while he was a student at the University of Kentucky.[citation needed]


  1. ^ Wills, Scott. "WVLK History". 
  2. ^ "(photo caption)" (PDF). Broadcasting. January 12, 1948. Retrieved 31 October 2014. 

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Coordinates: 38°06′42″N 84°34′36″W / 38.11167°N 84.57667°W / 38.11167; -84.57667