WSRW
WSRW 101.5FM-1590AM logo.png
Broadcast areaHillsboro
Wilmington
Chillicothe
Washington Court House
Frequency1590 kHz (HD Radio)
BrandingWSRW 101.5
Programming
FormatClassic hits
AffiliationsCincinnati Bengals Radio Network
Premiere Radio Networks
Ohio State Sports Network
Ownership
Owner
WBEX, WCHI, WCHO, WCHO-FM, WKKJ, WQLX
History
First air date
July 17, 1956 (1956-07-17)
Call sign meaning
Serena Rose Winslow, daughter of station founder David Winslow
Technical information
Facility ID65700
ClassD
Power500 watts day
25 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
39°09′58″N 83°36′25″W / 39.16611°N 83.60694°W / 39.16611; -83.60694
Translator(s)101.5 W268CC (Hillsboro)
Links
WebcastListen live (via iHeartRadio)
Websitewsrw.iheart.com

WSRW (1590 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hits format. Licensed to Hillsboro, Ohio, United States, WSRW is branded as "WSRW 101.5," utilizing the frequency of their FM translator, W268CC (101.5 FM), also licensed to Hillsboro. The station is currently owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features programming from their Premium Choice network and Premiere Radio Networks.[1][2]

Prior to December 26, 2015, WSRW operated as a full-time simulcast of WCHO-FM as "Buckeye Country 105.5."

Willard Parr - then a sergeant with the Hillsboro police department - joined WSRW as it was still being built in January 1956, and was the first voice heard as the station began broadcasting that July 17. Parr has remained with WSRW throughout its entire existence, and is still heard on the station every weekday morning.[3]

Cleveland-area radio broadcaster Chuck Collier, a Hillsboro native, began his broadcast career at WSRW.[4] Collier later voice-tracked for WSRW's previous classic country format before his death in October 2011.

References

  1. ^ "WSRW Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "WSRW Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  3. ^ "60 years with Willard Parr - Times Gazette". 14 January 2016.
  4. ^ http://www.timesgazette.com/print.asp?ArticleID=136638&SectionID=1&SubSectionID=1[dead link]