WTCL
CityChattahoochee, Florida
Broadcast areaTallahassee area
Frequency1580 kHz
BrandingSunny Radio[1]
SloganSunny Radio...Where it's ALWAYS in the 80s
Programming
Format1980s
Ownership
OwnerMount Vernon Broadcasting LLC
WLIX-LP, KZOI, KZOY
History
First air date
November 1, 1963 (as WSBP)
Former call signs
WSBP (1963-1980)
WENO (1980-1988)
Technical information
Facility ID37471
ClassD
Power10,000 watts day
Transmitter coordinates
30°40′14.00″N 84°50′0.00″W / 30.6705556°N 84.8333333°W / 30.6705556; -84.8333333
Translator(s)100.1 W261DU (Chattahoochee)
Links
WebcastListen live (via TuneIn)

WTCL (1580 AM) is an American radio station broadcasting a 1980s format. It is licensed to Chattahoochee, Florida, United States, and serves the Tallahassee area. The station is owned by Mount Vernon Broadcasting LLC.[2]

History

The station's original call sign was WSBP, broadcasting a country format for most of its early history.

The construction permit to build the station was first issued on January 22, 1962. It first signed on November 1, 1963 at 1,000 watts of daytime-only power and under the ownership of Chattahoochee Broadcasting Inc. Emory Pope was the company president.

WSBP was sold to another company, calling itself "Radio Station WSBP" on May 1, 1968. Roscoe Fleetwood served as company president and general manager.

On November 11, 1975, the station changed hands again, this time to Soundway Broadcasting Company, headed by president and general manager Erwin O'Connor. Prior to the sale that year, the FCC approved the station's request to increase the station's daytime power to five thousand watts. The change became effective January 22, 1979.

The call sign changed to WENO on January 29, 1980. On May 12, 1988, the station changed its call sign to the current WTCL.[3]

WTCL went silent on December 24, 2013 after the collapse of an LMA to a prospective new owner. It has remained silent since then as its current owner seeks a buyer or another LMA offer.

On February 23, 2016, WTCL returned to the air with a 1980s hits format, branded as "Sunny Radio".

WTCL will likely be simulcasting over a new FM translator (@ 100.1 MHz) in the future;[4] once 100.1 W261DU signs on, all three affiliates of "Sunny Radio" (the others being KZOY in Sioux Falls, South Dakota and KZOI in Dakota City, Nebraska) will be simulcasting over FM translators.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ https://radioinsight.com/headlines/105072/its-always-sunny-in-chattahoochie/
  2. ^ "WTCL Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WTCL Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ "Statistics And Contour Map Regarding WTCL-AM's New Translator: 100.1 W261DU-FM (FCCdata.org - powered by REC)". FCCdata.org.
  5. ^ radio-locator.com
  6. ^ radio-locator.com