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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]

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References[edit]



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4 news items

 
WCHS
Mon, 15 Sep 2014 06:30:00 -0700

Two men are being sought after a theft at a convenience store in Kanawha County Monday morning. Police said two men entered the 7-Eleven on Sissonville Drive at just after 3:30 a.m., jumped the counter, and took cigarettes and beer. They got no money ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 12 Sep 2014 09:52:30 -0700

State Police in Lincoln County said a truck driver died Friday morning when his vehicle overturned on Route 10 in Branchland. Troopers said Laverne Gillette, 47, of Grayson, Ky., lost control of the truck that was hauling a tanker at about 6 a.m. He ...
 
WCHS
Wed, 10 Sep 2014 11:22:30 -0700

Westside High School senior Jason Allen hopes to earn a higher education Associates Degree at about the same time he earns his high school diploma next spring. He said his life didn't start out with such high aspirations. Allen was one of the speakers ...
 
WCHS
Thu, 11 Sep 2014 15:07:30 -0700

State Corrections Commissioner Jim Rubenstein said Thursday he's excited about the possibilities that a new Moral Rehabilitation program will provide. The program will give inmates at Mount Olive State Prison in Fayette County an opportunity to earn a ...
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