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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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7 news items

 
WCHS
Mon, 21 Apr 2014 07:03:45 -0700

Kanawha County Circuit Judge Duke Bloom has a hearing scheduled Tuesday morning on the City of Charleston's motion to remove county Prosecutor Mark Plants and his office from prosecuting city domestic violence-related cases. The city is concerned ...
 
WCHS
Sun, 20 Apr 2014 06:28:02 -0700

RAVENSWOOD, W.Va. -- Investigators say the fire that ripped through an apartment building in Jackson County early Saturday morning was most likely an accident. It happened at around 5 a.m. on Harpold Street in Ravenswood. Reports indicated firefighters ...
 
WCHS
Wed, 16 Apr 2014 13:26:15 -0700

Kanawha Circuit Judge Duke Bloom will hear a dispute next Tuesday between the City of Charleston and the Kanawha County Prosecutor's Office over domestic violence cases. Bloom issued an order Wednesday scheduling a 'show cause' hearing for ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 18 Apr 2014 09:52:30 -0700

Earth Day is this coming Tuesday. On Saturday the town of Fayetteville will celebrate early. For the ninth year the Fayette County Courthouse will play host to New River Earth Day. Organizer April Storm said it's all about reaching out to the community ...
 
WCHS
Tue, 15 Apr 2014 08:45:00 -0700

Only two days after the mercury in West Virginia broke 80 temperatures will plummet again Tuesday night into Wednesday. The National Weather Service has issued a freeze warning for 24 counties stretching from the Ohio River along U.S. Route 50 and ...
 
WCHS
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 12:41:14 -0700

A long line of Elton John fans were waiting outside the Charleston Civic Center Friday morning. Tickets went on sale for his Charleston concert at 10 a.m.. One of his biggest fans was in line to get her seat for the June 11 event. Theresa Scarberry ...
 
WCHS
Mon, 07 Apr 2014 08:24:54 -0700

A Cross Lanes father and mother were charged Monday afternoon with child neglect resulting in injury after their five-year-old son accidentally shot their four-year-old daughter. Deputies charged John Seymour and Tabby Bowen about five hours after ...
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