WVCY (AM)

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WVCY is a Christian radio station licensed to Oshkosh, Wisconsin, broadcasting on 690 kHz AM. The station is owned by VCY America.

WVCY
Broadcast areaOshkosh-Fond du Lac
Frequency690 kHz
BrandingVCY America
Programming
FormatChristian Radio
Ownership
OwnerVCY America
WVFL, WVCY-FM
History
First air date
July 1, 1969[1]
Former call signs
WAGO (1969[2]-1983)[3]
WCKK (1983[3]-1987)[4]
WLKE (1987-1992)[4]
WXOL (1992-1995)[4]
Call sign meaning
Wisconsin Voice of Christian Youth
Technical information
Facility ID69836
ClassD
Power250 watts day
77 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
44°04′51″N 88°33′53″W / 44.0809°N 88.5646°W / 44.0809; -88.5646Coordinates: 44°04′51″N 88°33′53″W / 44.0809°N 88.5646°W / 44.0809; -88.5646
Translator(s)99.9 MHz W260DL (Oshkosh)
W286DS (105.1 MHz, Appleton)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.vcyamerica.org

ProgrammingEdit

WVCY's programming includes Christian Talk and Teaching programming including; Crosstalk, Worldview Weekend with Brannon Howse, Grace to You with John MacArthur, In Touch with Dr. Charles Stanley, Love Worth Finding with Adrian Rogers, Revive Our Hearts with Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth, The Alternative with Tony Evans, Liberty Counsel's Faith and Freedom Report, Thru the Bible with J. Vernon McGee, Joni and Friends, Unshackled!, and Moody Radio's Stories of Great Christians.[5]

WVCY also airs a variety of vocal and instrumental traditional Christian Music, as well as children's programming such as Ranger Bill.[5]

HistoryEdit

The station began broadcasting on July 1, 1969,[1] and originally held the callsign WAGO.[2] The station featured a Middle-of-the-Road music format,[1] Old Time Radio dramas such as The Shadow, and news from ABC's American Entertainment Radio network. By 1976, the station had begun airing a Top 40 format.[6] In 1983, the station's call sign was changed to WCKK,[3] and it aired the Music of Your Life pop standards format, as "Cake Radio".[7][8] From 1987 to 1992, the station held the call letters WLKE,[4] initially simulcasting 1170 WLKD as "The Lake", playing music from the 1950s, 1960s, and 1970s.[9] The call letters were changed to WXOL under the ownership of area disc jockey Steve Rose from 1992 to 1995,[4] and the station was branded as "Excellent Oldies" during this period, airing an oldies format.[10] In 1995, the station was sold to VCY America for $190,000, and its call sign was changed to WVCY.[11][12][13]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook, Broadcasting, 1972. p. B-235. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b History Cards for WVCY, fcc.gov. Accessed August 23, 2015
  3. ^ a b c "Call letters", Broadcasting, January 31, 1983. p. 78. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  4. ^ a b c d e Call Sign History fcc.gov. Accessed September 28, 2012
  5. ^ a b "WVCY Program Schedule" VCY America. September 1, 2018. Retrieved October 31, 2018.
  6. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1976, Broadcasting, 1976. p. C-222. Retrieved July 20, 2018.
  7. ^ "WCKK", The Post-Crescent, March 20, 1983. p. D-9.
  8. ^ Television/Radio Age, Vol. 32. 1985. Television Editorial Corporation. p. 190.
  9. ^ WLKE September 1, 2010. Accessed October 24, 2012
  10. ^ History of Wisconsin AM stations QSL.net. Accessed September 28, 2012
  11. ^ "Changing Hands", Broadcasting & Cable. September 12, 1994. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  12. ^ Application Search Details – BAL-19940812EA, fcc.gov. Retrieved October 30, 2020.
  13. ^ Call Sign History, fcc.gov. Retrieved October 30, 2020.

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