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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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282 news items

 
WCHS
Wed, 17 Dec 2014 18:37:30 -0800

A Kanawha County man suffered life-threatening injuries in a Wednesday morning shooting at a residence in Rand. Kanawha County sheriff's deputies responded to an apartment in the 5300 block of Starling Drive at approximately 9 a.m. and found Gerald ...
 
WCHS
Tue, 16 Dec 2014 13:45:00 -0800

A representative of the group West Virginians Against Common Core criticized Gov. Earl Ray Tomblin Tuesday at the state capitol for not speaking publicly for or against the controversial education standards. "Governor Tomblin, today, I am calling you ...
 
WCHS
Sun, 14 Dec 2014 04:22:30 -0800

Sheriff's deputies said Jennifer Withrow, 38, of Red House, lost control of her car on Midway Hollow Road at about 9 a.m. She was in a curve when the car left the road and slammed into a tree. She was pronounced dead at the scene. There was black ice ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 05 Dec 2014 11:07:30 -0800

In Cabell County, two vehicles were involved in a wreck on Interstate 64 west near the Huntington Mall exit. Authorities said the drivers of the two vehicles were killed in the crash around 1 a.m. Friday, while a passenger in one of the vehicles also ...
 
WCHS
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 18:03:45 -0800

Instead of being a 24-hour facility, it will be cut down from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. "I'm very well aware that 8 to 5 is difficult for some people when they work. We're not trying to necessarily restrict stuff but we're just kinda ...
 
WCHS
Sun, 07 Dec 2014 16:11:15 -0800

He was taken to CAMC before he was taken to South Central Regional Jail to treat lacerations on his right hand. Copyright © 2014 WCHS-AM. All Rights Reserved. Internet Development by Triton Digital Media. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | EEO ...
 
WCHS
Wed, 03 Dec 2014 10:22:30 -0800

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- A warrant for robbery against a Bluefield man was dismissed Wednesday after investigators determined Damon Valentine, 32, was in jail when the Budget Host Inn near Malden was robbed Monday morning. Deputies with the ...
 
Point Pleasant Register
Fri, 03 Oct 2014 19:26:15 -0700

GameNight can be heard in Mason County on 98.3, WCEF-FM, Ripley, or can be streamed online at www.wvmetronews.com. The show is also available through any MetroNews affiliate (WCHS-AM, Charleston; WAJR-AM/FM, Clarksburg/Morgantown) via the ...
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