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WKLP
WCHS-AM 2009.PNG
City of license Charleston, West Virginia
Broadcast area Kanawha Valley
Branding "Radio 58 WCHS"
Slogan "The Voice of Charleston"
Frequency 580 kHz
First air date 1927
Format News/Talk/Sports
Power 5,000 Watts day and night
Class B
Facility ID 71660
Transmitter coordinates 38°21′51.0″N 81°46′5.0″W / 38.364167°N 81.768056°W / 38.364167; -81.768056
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
Webcast WCHS Webstream
Website WCHS Online

WCHS is a News/Talk/Sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Charleston, West Virginia, serving the Kanawha Valley. WCHS is owned and operated by West Virginia Radio Corporation.

Programming[edit]

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.[1] 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.

WVU sports play-by-play announcer Tony Caridi[2] hosts the Statewide Sportsline from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m.[3]

The station is no longer co-owned with WCHS-TV located in the same market.

Awards[edit]

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.[4] The award came from the station's coverage of the Upper Big Branch Mine Disaster in Montcoal, W.Va.[5]

The news team won a national Murrow Award in 2007 for continuing coverage of the Sago Mine disaster.[6]

WCHS radio news has also won numerous regional Murrow Awards, including a 2011 award for coverage of Sen. Robert C. Byrd's death.[7]

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.[8]

References[edit]

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WCHS Large AM @ USA Nationals 2012

March 31, 2012.

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my butterfly twist. and kevin eating a backflip. FYL!

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kevin's quote-unquote butterfly twist... or as he likes to call it... metamorpha-twist... "the caterpillar becomes the...BUTTERFLY!"

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238 news items

 
WCHS
Sun, 01 Mar 2015 07:22:30 -0800

At times, the flames from the large blaze threatened Rand's First Church of the Nazarene and another house next door. Copyright © 2015 WCHS-AM. All Rights Reserved. Internet Development by Triton Digital Media. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | EEO ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 27 Feb 2015 08:30:00 -0800

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The cookies have arrived. More than a million boxes of Girl Scout cookies are in the process of being distributed throughout West Virginia and the other states that make up the Girl Scouts of Black Diamond Council as part of the ...
 
WCHS
Thu, 26 Feb 2015 20:18:45 -0800

Earl Lloyd, the first African-American to play in an NBA game died Thursday. He was 86. Lloyd gained fame at West Virginia State College, now West Virginia State University, beginning in 1947. "The State family mourns the loss of a fellow Yellow Jacket ...
 
WCHS
Wed, 25 Feb 2015 11:30:00 -0800

Mountaineer fans will see a familiar bearded face pumping up the crowd at countless sporting events, reading to children, and traveling the state. Fairmont native Michael Garcia, a WVU political science major, was named the Mountaineer Mascot for ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 20 Feb 2015 08:18:45 -0800

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The tanker fires were out Friday at the site of Monday's CSX train derailment near Montgomery in Fayette County and almost all residents of Mount Carbon and Adena Village were being allowed to return home, according to federal ...
 
WCHS
Wed, 18 Feb 2015 08:41:15 -0800

Police in Charleston are looking for two juveniles who ran off with jewelry after a break-in at a Patrick Street Kmart early Wednesday morning. Sgt. Tony Hazelett of the Charleston Police Department said the video surveillance showed two young males ...
 
Huntington Herald Dispatch
Mon, 01 Dec 2014 10:00:00 -0800

In the 1920s, he returned to Charleston and played as a solo pianist in local clubs and on WCHS (AM) radio. In the early-'40s he played in Cal Greer's band, then formed his own band based in Columbus, OH. In 1949, Walls signed on as the house pianist ...
 
West Virginia MetroNews
Wed, 25 Dec 2013 22:07:04 -0800

CHARLESTON, W.Va. — The West Virginia State Police now has its very own smart phone application to assist in fighting crime. “We are really excited to have this app,” said State Police spokesman Sgt. Michael Baylous. The goal of the app is to enhance ...
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