WWKU

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WWKU
WWKU ESPN102.7 logo.png
City Plum Springs, Kentucky
Broadcast area Bowling Green, Kentucky
Branding ESPN Sports Radio 102.7
Frequency 1450 kHz
Repeater(s) 102.7 MHZ (W274BQ) Bowling Green
First air date October 1, 1962 [1]
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class C
Facility ID 70869
Transmitter coordinates 37°0′17.00″N 85°56′27.00″W / 37.0047222°N 85.9408333°W / 37.0047222; -85.9408333
Callsign meaning W Western Kentucky University
Former callsigns WCDS (1962-2007)
Former frequencies 1440 kHz (1962-2008)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Newberry Broadcasting, Inc.
Sister stations WCDS, WHHT, WOVO, WPTQ, WIEL
Website espnky.com

WWKU (1450 AM) is a radio station licensed to Plum Springs, Kentucky, United States.[2] The station is owned by Newberry Broadcasting, Inc. and runs ESPN Radio sports programming.

History[edit]

Originally licensed to Glasgow, the station signed on the air as the original WCDS on October 1, 1962. The station became WWKU in 2007. During that same year, the WCDS calls were reassigned to another station in the area that broadcasts at 1230 kilohertz. WWKU moved from 1440 to 1450 in May 2008 to allow for an upgrade to a stronger signal of 1,000 watts day and night (compared with the 500 watts day and 30 watts night it previously had). WWKU's broadcasting license was moved to the Bowling Green suburb of Plum Springs.

In 2015, WWKU launched an FM repeater, W274BQ, licensed to Bowling Green. That translator repeats WWKU's AM signal from a tower located somewhere within the campus of Western Kentucky University in downtown Bowling Green.[3]

Sports programming[edit]

The station serves as an affiliate of the following sports networks

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