WSEK
ICONS 910 AM (WSEK) logo.png
Broadcast areaSomerset, Kentucky
Frequency910 kHz
BrandingIcons 910
Programming
FormatClassic country
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
1984 (1984) (as WKEQ)
Former call signs
WKEQ (1982–2005)
WLLK (2005)
WSFE (2005–2016)
Technical information
Facility ID37024
ClassD
Power430 watts day
115 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
37°1′46″N 84°36′28″W / 37.02944°N 84.60778°W / 37.02944; -84.60778
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitehttps://icons910.iheart.com/

WSEK (910 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic country music format. Licensed to Burnside, Kentucky, United States, the station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc.[1]

History

The station went on the air as WKEQ in 1984. The station was owned by a group headed by Greensburg, Kentucky native Lynn Pruitt. WKEQ launched with a country music format with studios on US 27.[2] WKEQ launched an FM sister station as WJDJ (93.9 FM; now WSEK-FM) in August 1985.[3] In 1999, WSEK flipped to a gospel music format from the Solid Gospel network (now Singing News Radio).[4] By 2005, the station had switched to a sports radio format.[5]

In 2001, the First Radio conglomerate was sold to Clear Channel Communications.[6] In November 2006, Clear Channel announced that it would place its Somerset cluster up for sale.[7] The following May, Clear Channel announced a buyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based GoodRadio.TV.[8] However, the deal fell through due to financial difficulties, and the stations remain owned by now-iHeartMedia.

On August 9, 2005, the station changed its call sign to WLLK; it changed to WSFE on August 18, 2005.

On June 1, 2016, the station switched its calls to the current WSEK and began airing classic country music, pushing the News Talk Information format to WSFC.[9] [10]

former logo
former logo

References

  1. ^ "WSEK Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Mardis, Bill (7 December 1983). "New radio station to air soon". Commonwealth Journal. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  3. ^ "WJDJ to hit local airwaves this month". Commonwealth Journal. 4 August 1985. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  4. ^ "'Solid Gospel' format on WKEQ". Commonwealth Journal. 17 January 1999. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  5. ^ Rowell, Lisa (5 June 2005). "Clear Channel Lake Cumberland Radio". Pulaski Progress. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  6. ^ Milligan, Ken (18 October 2000). "Kenner sells First Radio to Clear Channel". Commonwealth Journal. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  7. ^ Dodson, Sharon (20 November 2006). "'Business as usual' for Clear Channel". Commonwealth Journal. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  8. ^ Dodson, Sharon (4 May 2007). "Clear Channel stations are sold". Commonwealth Journal. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  9. ^ Venta, Lance (3 June 2016). "iHeart Shuffles Somerset KY AMs". Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  10. ^ "WSEK Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.