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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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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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251 news items

 
WCHS
Thu, 27 Nov 2014 07:00:00 -0800

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- As a cold wind blew on a brisk Thanksgiving morning, the line of people waiting to get into Best Buy in Kanawha County was already more than 12 hours old. At the front of that line was Chris Carter from Putnam County who started ...
 
WCHS
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 11:07:30 -0800

Volunteers gathered in Downtown Charleston to provide those in need an extra Thanksgiving dinner on Wednesday. The Union Mission Crossroad Homeless Shelter was the site for the organization annual, starting about 24 years ago, event where hundreds ...
 
WCHS
Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:37:30 -0800

... was injured in the fire and the Red Cross was called to the location. An investigation into the cause of the fire is ongoing. Copyright © 2014 WCHS-AM. All Rights Reserved. Internet Development by Triton Digital Media. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy ...
 
WCHS
Tue, 25 Nov 2014 20:41:15 -0800

Experts are predicting more Americans will hit the road in order to be with family this Thanksgiving, some of which will travel the West Virginia Turnpike. "I know AAA has said there's going to be about a 4.2 percent increase forecasted in increased ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 12:15:00 -0800

WVU President Gordon Gee is calling for a culture change at WVU following the recent alcohol-related death of WVU freshman Nolan Burch. Gee released the following letter to the university community Friday: Dear Mountaineer Family: Nolan Burch was an ...
 
WCHS
Sat, 22 Nov 2014 06:37:30 -0800

A man wanted for an October Braxton County murder was taken into custody by a team of U.S. Marshals and West Virginia State Police Troopers early Saturday morning at a secluded house near the community of Orma in Calhoun County. Supervisory ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 21 Nov 2014 10:11:15 -0800

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- The likely next Speaker of the West Virginia House of Delegates is finalizing his selections for leadership positions ahead of the start of the 2015 Regular Legislative Session on Jan. 14. "I am working on that and believe we'll ...
 
WCHS
Thu, 20 Nov 2014 10:33:45 -0800

A Fayette County man has been named in an arrest warrant following an alleged hit-and-run Wednesday morning. Fayette County sheriff's deputies charged Lilton Knight, 60, of Mount Hope, with several misdemeanors including reckless driving and leaving ...
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