Broadcast areaSomerset, Kentucky
Frequency910 kHz
BrandingIcons 910
FormatClassic country
First air date
1984 (1984) (as WKEQ)
Former call signs
WKEQ (1982–2005)
WLLK (2005)
WSFE (2005–2016)
Technical information
Facility ID37024
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
WebcastListen Live

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


The station went on the air as WKEQ in 1984.[2] 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.[3] WKEQ launched a Top 40/CHR FM sister station as WJDJ (93.9 FM; now WSEK-FM) on August 16, 1985.[4] In 1999, WSEK flipped to a gospel music format from the Solid Gospel network (now Singing News Radio).[5] By 2005, the station had switched to a sports radio format.[6]

In 2001, the First Radio conglomerate was sold to Clear Channel Communications.[7] In November 2006, Clear Channel announced that it would place its Somerset cluster up for sale.[8] The following May, Clear Channel announced a buyer in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania-based GoodRadio.TV.[9] 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.[10] [11]

former logo


  1. ^ "WSEK Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ Nash, Francis M. (1995). Towers Over Kentucky: A History of Radio and TV in the Bluegrass State. Host Communications Incorporated. p. 189. ISBN 9781879688933.
  3. ^ Mardis, Bill (7 December 1983). "New radio station to air soon". Commonwealth Journal. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  4. ^ "WJDJ to hit local airwaves this month". Commonwealth Journal. 4 August 1985. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  5. ^ "'Solid Gospel' format on WKEQ". Commonwealth Journal. 17 January 1999. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  6. ^ Rowell, Lisa (5 June 2005). "Clear Channel Lake Cumberland Radio". Pulaski Progress. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  7. ^ Milligan, Ken (18 October 2000). "Kenner sells First Radio to Clear Channel". Commonwealth Journal. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  8. ^ Dodson, Sharon (20 November 2006). "'Business as usual' for Clear Channel". Commonwealth Journal. Retrieved 18 July 2022.
  9. ^ Dodson, Sharon (4 May 2007). "Clear Channel stations are sold". Commonwealth Journal. Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  10. ^ Venta, Lance (3 June 2016). "iHeart Shuffles Somerset KY AMs". Retrieved 19 July 2022.
  11. ^ "WSEK Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.