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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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114 news items

 
WCHS
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 11:00:00 -0700

The lives of two southern West Virginia coal miners will be remembered in a ceremony Monday morning dedicating a new training program at the National Mine Health and Safety Academy in Raleigh County. Don Bragg and Elvis Hatfield died in an ...
 
WCHS
Mon, 27 Oct 2014 06:07:30 -0700

UPDATE 9 a.m. Monday– Charleston police did not charge Theressa Woodson. They decided against the charges because there was no active court order against her that kept her away from her children. CHARLESTON, W. Va. –Four missing children in ...
 
WCHS
Thu, 23 Oct 2014 09:41:15 -0700

Secretary of State Natalie Tennant, the Democratic U.S. Senate candidate, said she will take allegations against her of a possible elections violation to the state Attorney General's Office for an independent review. "I hold myself to that higher ...
 
WCHS
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 21:30:00 -0700

CHARLESTON, W.Va. -- Members of the Kanawha Forest Coalition will host brown bag lunches at the Kanawha County Public Library in Charleston this week for talks focused on the Keystone Coal's KD #2 Mine Project next to Kanawha State Forest.

WCHS

WCHS
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 11:45:00 -0700

RIPLEY, W.Va. -- Their parents and grandparents know him as Arthur Fonzerelli, or "The Fonz" from his legendary role in the Happy Days television series. School children today known him as Hank Zipzer: The World's Greatest Under-achiever. "You know ...
 
WCHS
Thu, 16 Oct 2014 09:41:15 -0700

(Charleston)....Kanawha County Parks and Recreation Director Jeff Hutchinson will keep his job, at least for now. The County's Parks and Recreation Board of Directors met Thursday at Coonskin Park to take a vote on if they wanted Hutchinson to stay or go.
 
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 ...
 
WCHS
Sun, 19 Oct 2014 20:56:15 -0700

... to personalize learning for all students. Attendees will also hear from Dr. Michael Martirano, the new state Superintendent. Copyright © 2014 WCHS-AM. All Rights Reserved. Internet Development by Triton Digital Media. Terms of Use | Privacy Policy ...
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