WCKW
CityGaryville, Louisiana
Broadcast areaRiver Parishes
Frequency1010 kHz
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatCatholic
Ownership
OwnerCovenant Network
History
First air date
December 2, 1970
Former call signs
WKQT (1970-1985)
WCKW (1985-2000)
WLTS (2000)[1]
Technical information
Facility ID115
ClassD
Power500 watts (day)
42 watts (night)
Transmitter coordinates
30°04′35″N 90°37′17″W / 30.07639°N 90.62139°W / 30.07639; -90.62139
Translator(s)W230CL (93.9 MHz, Garyville)

WCKW (1010 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Garyville, Louisiana, United States. The station is owned by Covenant Network.

Programming

WCKW broadcasts a Catholic radio format to the greater New Orleans area, most notably the River Parishes of St. John the Baptist, St. Charles, and St. James.[2]

History

The station signed on in December 1970 as country music outlet WKQT, the sister station of WCKW-FM.[3] These stations were founded by Sidney Joseph Levet III, a New Orleans native and an electronic engineer.[3][4] In February 1990, Levet was named Broadcaster of the Year by the Louisiana Association of Broadcasters.[5] (Levet died in 1997.)[4]

By 1973, both stations became simulcasts with the AM becoming WCKW on March 2, 1985.[1] After the FM flipped to active rock, the AM was sold in 2000 to River Parishes Radio, who switched it to a gospel format. The station briefly became "WLTS" on October 20, 2000,[1] but the station was reassigned the call sign "WCKW" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on November 24, 2000.[1] Covenant Network purchased the station on January 2, 2007 and began transmitting its Catholic programming.

References

  1. ^ a b c d "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  3. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Radio Stations in the U.S.". 1972 Broadcasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1972. p. B-89.
  4. ^ a b "WCKW founder Levet's rites scheduled today". The Advocate. Baton Rouge, LA. June 7, 1997. Retrieved October 21, 2011.
  5. ^ "WBRZ named top La. station". The Advocate. Baton Rouge, LA. February 10, 1990. Retrieved October 21, 2011. Sidney Levet III, president of WCKW/WCKW-FM, was named Broadcaster of the Year.