WOSH
WOSH - full color.png
Broadcast areaAppleton-Oshkosh
Frequency1490 kHz
BrandingWOSH NewsTalk 93.9 & 1490
Programming
FormatNews/Talk
AffiliationsABC News
Ownership
Owner
WNAM, WPKR, WVBO, WWWX
History
First air date
1941
Former call signs
WOSH (1941-1975)
WYTL (1975-1984)
Call sign meaning
W OSHkosh
Technical information
Facility ID69780
ClassC
Power1,000 watts
Translator(s)93.9 W230DB (Oshkosh)
Links
WebcastListen live
Website1490wosh.com

WOSH (branded as NewsTalk 1490) is a radio station serving the Oshkosh, Wisconsin area with a News/Talk format including the ABC News Radio network. This station broadcasts on AM frequency 1490 kHz and is under ownership of Cumulus Media.

The station began broadcasting on December 31, 1941. During the late 1960s until 1975, WOSH was the leading Top 40 radio station in the Appleton-Oshkosh market, with Jonathon Brandmeier as the station's star disc jockey.

On August 1, 1975, AM 1490's callsign was changed from WOSH to WYTL, and its format changed from top 40 to modern country. This change was advertised as a "frequency swap" to listeners, where WYTL-FM "moved" along with its country format to AM 1490, and WOSH-AM "moved" to FM 103.9 with its top 40 format.[1]

In 1984, the call sign WOSH was reinstated to 1490 and the current news/talk format established.

Former WOSH & WVBO Studios
Former WOSH & WVBO Studios


WOSH logo from 1975
WOSH logo from 1975

References

  1. ^ "At Midnight Thursday the Big Switch is On! (WOSH-WYTL advertisement)". The Post-Crescent. 1975-07-31. p. 29. Retrieved 2020-07-18.

Coordinates: 44°02′45″N 88°31′45″W / 44.04583°N 88.52917°W / 44.04583; -88.52917