WGH (1310 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to Newport News, Virginia, and serving Hampton Roads. WGH is owned and operated by Max Media. and airs an urban talk/urban oldies radio format.
|City||Newport News, Virginia|
|Broadcast area||Hampton Roads|
|Branding||1310 The Power|
|Frequency||1310 AM kHz|
|Repeater(s)||(also on HD Radio via WGH-FM-HD3)|
|First air date||December 1926|
|Format||Urban talk/Urban oldies|
|Power||20,000 watts daytime|
5,000 watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||World's Greatest Harbor|
|Former callsigns||WPAB (1926–1927)|
|Former frequencies||940 kHz (1926–1927)|
1430 kHz (1927–1928)
|Owner||Max Media |
(MHR License, LLC)
|Sister stations||WGH-FM, WVBW, WVHT, WVSP|
WGH operates with 20,000 watts by day and 5,000 watts at night. But to protect other stations on 1310 AM, it uses a directional antenna, sending much of the signal to the east. Studios and offices are on Greenwich Road in Virginia Beach, Virginia. The transmitter is off Mary Ann Drive in Hampton, just over the line from Newport News.
Station WPAB was first licensed on 940 kHz on December 6, 1926. The station took the callsign WGH and moved to 1310 kHz in 1928. Because it dates back to the early days of radio, WGH is the only station in Virginia to retain its three-letter call sign, although there were periods in its history when it used the call letters WNSY and WCMS. The call letters for WGH and its sister station 97.3 WGH-FM stand for World's Greatest Harbor, a slogan for the Hampton Roads or Tidewater area of Virginia, where there is a large shipbuilding industry and both commercial and military ports. For much of the 1960s and 70s, WGH was a popular top 40 station.
On February 28, 2019, WGH changed its format from oldies to urban talk and urban oldies, branded as "1310 The Power".
- "Call Letter Origins: Key and Listing". Bob Nelson. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- FCC History Cards for WGH
- "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- "WGH Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved July 18, 2015.
- https://www.google.com/maps/place/5589+Greenwich+Rd,+Virginia+Beach,+VAfirstname.lastname@example.org,-76.182162,17.58z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x89ba9609946c7bb1:0x40382729fb5bfc12!8m2!3d36.8426693!4d-76.1801071 Google Maps
- "Press Release: ESPN Radio 94.1-FM (Formerly 1310-AM) Launches October 5" (PDF). MAX Media Hampton Roads. September 18, 2009. Retrieved September 18, 2009.
- Max Media to Launch 1310 The Power Norfolk Radioinsight - February 27, 2019