WCHK-FM (101.3 FM, "The Chicken 101.3") is a radio station licensed to Milford, Delaware. Owned by Forever Media, it broadcasts a country music format serving Dover, Delaware.[1]

Broadcast areaDover, Delaware
Frequency101.3 MHz
BrandingThe Chicken 101.3
AffiliationsWestwood One
  • Forever Media
  • (FM Radio Licenses, LLC)
First air date
1990 (as WXPZ)
Former call signs
WXPZ (1990-2004)
WNCL (2004-2019)
Call sign meaning
Technical information
Facility ID58763
ERP6,000 watts
HAAT93.5 meters (306.8 feet)
Transmitter coordinates
38°51′22.1″N 75°28′57.8″W / 38.856139°N 75.482722°W / 38.856139; -75.482722
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteChicken 101.3 Online

History edit

The station began its operations in 1990 as WXPZ. It aired a Christian radio format under the brand The Light FM.[2]

On January 6, 2004, WXPZ changed its callsign to WNCL.[3] Initially, it aired an Oldies format under the brand Cool 101.3. Years later, it shifted to Classic Hits.

On February 5, 2019, Delmarva Broadcasting was sold to Forever Media.[4]

In late-October 2019, the station began stunting with a loop of the "Chicken Dance", and its Cool format and branding was moved to sister station WYUS. On November 1, 2019, the station officially flipped to country music as The Chicken 101.3. The branding is a nod to Delaware's poultry industry, and the station's airstaff use chicken-themed pseudonyms on-air, such as "The Rooster" and "Chickie" (in a similar manner to Froggy, a country music brand used extensively by Forever Media's other country stations). The station changed its calls to WCHK-FM to match the new branding (with the WNCL calls moving to WYUS).[5][6]

References edit

  1. ^ "Fall 2007 Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  2. ^ Shupe, Bryan (15 December 2010). "New Christian Radio Station On-Air". Archived from the original on 25 January 2021. Retrieved 24 May 2021.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.
  4. ^ "Forever Media Acquires Delmarva Broadcasting". RadioInsight. 2019-02-06. Retrieved 2019-08-17.
  5. ^ "'The Chicken' Hatches In Delaware; 'Woof Rock' Bares Its Teeth In Illinois". Insideradio.com. Retrieved 2019-11-05.
  6. ^ "Chicken 101.3 Debuts In Delaware". RadioInsight. 2019-11-01. Retrieved 2019-11-05.

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