|City of license||Charleston, West Virginia|
|Broadcast area||Kanawha Valley|
|Branding||"Radio 58 WCHS"|
|Slogan||"The Voice of Charleston"|
|First air date||1927|
|Power||5,000 Watts day and night|
|Callsign meaning||W CHarleSton|
|Affiliations||ABC News, West Virginia MetroNews|
|Owner||West Virginia Radio Corporation
(West Virginia Radio Corporation of Charleston)
|Sister stations||WKAZ, WKAZ-FM, WKWS, WRVZ, WWSW, WSWW-FM, WVAF|
Its programming is not atypical of AM talk stations, consisting of local political and sports shows, Rush Limbaugh, Dave Ramsey, Kim Komando, and sports coverages of baseball games of the Cincinnati Reds.
The station carries extensive local programming, including the Morning News with Chris Lawrence and Jennifer Smith, the Statewide Talkline with Hoppy Kercheval and 58Live with Rick Johnson and Michael Agnello. On January 7, 2013 WCHS moved 58Live to the 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. timeslot, replacing it with Metro News Hotline hosted by Dave Weekly. 58Live is now hosted by Mike Agnello solely. Previously, Rick Johnson, a veteran of WCHS, hosted the popular radio show along Agnello, however, Rick Johnson was let go due to cutbacks at the station. Rick Johnson is now employed by WOWK Channel 13.
The station is no longer co-owned with WCHS-TV located in the same market.
WCHS has won numerous regional and national awards recognizing the station's news department. In 2011, the news team won a national Edward R. Murrow Award for breaking news coverage. The award came from the station's coverage of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster in Montcoal, W.Va.
The news team won a national Murrow Award in 2007 for continuing coverage of the Sago Mine disaster.
WCHS radio news has also won numerous regional Murrow Awards, including a 2011 award for coverage of Sen. Robert C. Byrd's death.
WCHS was one of five stations nominated by the National Association of Broadcasters for the 2011 Marconi Award for news/talk station of the year.
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