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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]

External links[edit]

References[edit]



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

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211 news items

 
WCHS
Sat, 31 Jan 2015 17:07:30 -0800

A 15-year-old Fayette County boy died Saturday morning in a crash on Route 16 minutes after an Oak Hill police officer tried to stop the driver. Fayette County Sheriff Steve Kessler said at around 4 a.m. the Oak Hill officer tried to pull over the car ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:00:00 -0800

The annual West Virginia Hunting and Fishing Show is this weekend at the Charleston Civic Center. The largest outdoor theme gathering in the state is now in its 29th year. The show features more than 200 exhibitors, including approximately 30 new ...
 
WCHS
Mon, 26 Jan 2015 10:33:45 -0800

A Charleston man wanted for ramming his truck head-on into a Kanawha County Sheriff's Department cruiser was arrested Monday afternoon. Authorities were looking for Brian Edward Spencer, 34, of Falcon Drive, after he walked away from Charleston Area ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 23 Jan 2015 07:50:17 -0800

Shootings in Eastern Kanawha County early Friday morning left a man dead in the street and a woman seriously injured in a nearby vehicle. The Kanawha County Sheriff's Departent said the body of Christopher "Snacks" Carey, 27, of Rand, was found lying ...
 
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 ...
 
Charleston Daily Mail
Fri, 13 Jun 2014 21:07:30 -0700

In light of Charleston's efforts to make organizers of walks, runs and other nonprofit fundraising events pay fees, how much would Charleston have charged Hot Rod Magazine's Power Tour to close 2.4 miles of Kanawha Boulevard last Monday? The car show ...
 
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 ...

West Virginia MetroNews

West Virginia MetroNews
Mon, 02 Dec 2013 22:00:00 -0800

BEVERLY, W.Va. — A man is behind bars after a hit and run Friday afternoon outside of Beverly. State Police in Elkins arrested Matthew Blake, 32, and charged him with DUI causing personal injury, leaving the scene of an accident, possession of a ...
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