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WSAI
Cincinnati's ESPN 1360
Broadcast area Cincinnati, Ohio
Branding Cincinnati's ESPN 1360
First air date 1923
Frequency 1360 (kHz)
Format Sports/Talk
Power 5,000 watts
Class B Regional Channel
Callsign meaning W Sports And Information (as an early sister station to WLW under Powel Crosley's ownership)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Website www.1360espn.com

WSAI is an AM radio station broadcasting out of Cincinnati, Ohio. Its studios (along with all other Clear Channel Cincinnati stations) are in the Towers of Kenwood building next to I-71 in the Kenwood section of Sycamore Township and its transmitter is located in Mount Healthy. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... Year 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... // Sports radio (or sports talk radio) is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcasting of sporting events. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... For other uses, see Watt (disambiguation). ... This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and Mexico. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... For the California airport with this IATA airport code, see Willows-Glenn County Airport. ... ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... “Cincinnati” redirects here. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ... Interstate 71 is an interstate highway in the midwestern United States. ... Kenwood is an unincorporated census-designated place located in Sycamore Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. ... Location of Sycamore Township in Hamilton County. ... Mount Healthy is a city located in Hamilton County, Ohio. ...


On Monday, July 2 2007, WSAI switched to sports as "Cincinnati's ESPN 1360". As an all-network companion to sister station WCKY, which airs local talk during the day and carries various play-by-play, WSAI airs the entire ESPN Radio programming lineup, including Mike and Mike in the Morning, Colin Cowherd, Mike Tirico, and GameNight. ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ... Colin Cowherd (born January 6, 1964) is an American sports radio personality. ... Mike Tirico is the lead broadcaster for ESPNs presentation of Monday Night Football. ... GameNight is a nightly sports talk radio show hosted by various personalities such as John Seibel, Freddie Coleman, Jeff Rickard, Ryen Russillo and Amy Lawrence. ...


Previously, WSAI carried a talk radio format heavily focused on advice shows and consumer programs dubbed "1360TheSource.com," had a progressive talk format, being the flagship station of Springer on the Radio, hosted by former Cincinnati mayor, WLWT newscaster, and talk show host Jerry Springer, and was the original home to the "Homer" sports/talk format now heard on WCKY. Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Progressive Talk (or Liberal Talk) is a talk radio format devoted to expressive progressive/liberal viewpoints of issues. ... Springer on the Radio was an American radio program broadcast from WCKY and later WSAI in Cincinnati from January 17, 2005 to December 5, 2006 and syndicated nationally on the Air America Radio network from April 1, 2005 to September 18, 2006 when it moved to Air America syndication, meaning... WLWT, also known as News 5, is a television station in Cincinnati, Ohio, broadcasting locally on VHF channel 5 as an NBC affiliate. ... This article is about Jerry Springer himself. ... WCKY is an AM radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 1530 kHz with 50,000 watts, and its transmitter is located in nearby Covington, Kentucky. ...


History

One of the oldest radio stations in the city, this was WSAI's original frequency. It would be bought by WLW's owners, Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, because WSAI's original transmitter site in Mason, Ohio was seen as an ideal site for WLW's new 50,000 transmitter (and later 500,000 watt in the mid 30's). WLW kept WSAI as a locally-oriented sister station, while WLW - with programs from NBC Radio and the Mutual Broadcasting System - aimed for the whole region. This would continue well into the late 1940's, when Crosley was forced by FCC regulations into selling off WSAI. Like many AM stations of their era, WSAI was soon directed into playing popular music, which soon segued into a Top 40 format. Crosley Broadcasting Corporation, founded by radio manufacturing pioneer Powel Crosley Jr. ... {{Infobox City image_seal=Mason, Ohio Seal. ... For the California airport with this IATA airport code, see Willows-Glenn County Airport. ... For the California airport with this IATA airport code, see Willows-Glenn County Airport. ... For the California airport with this IATA airport code, see Willows-Glenn County Airport. ... The 1986 Peacock logo, designed by Chermayeff & Geismar. ... The Mutual Broadcasting System (MBS) was an American radio network, in operation from 1934 to 1999. ...


WSAI featured Cincinnati's largest radio news staff headed by National Broadcasters Hall Of Fame inductee Rod Williams who won numerous awards including a commendation from the Ohio General Assembly for his combat reporting in Vietnam.


The station ended up becoming Cincinnati's AM Top 40 powerhouse during the 1950's and 1960's, headed by personalities like Jim Scott, Gary Allyn, Steve Kirk (later of WING, Dayton) and Ron "King B" Britain (later of WCFL Chicago). WSAI's long run with this format lasted until 1978 when they switched to country music. That format was dropped for a simulcast of soft rock FM station WWNK (formerly WSAI-FM) in 1985. The WSAI calls did land on 100.9 FM in October 1985, but were soon dropped after just one year for the WIZF calls. For other uses, see Wing (disambiguation). ... WCFL (1000 kHz Chicago, Illinois) was a 50,000-watt AM radio station located in Chicago. ... Soft rock, also referred to as light rock or easy rock, is a style of music which uses the techniques of rock and roll to compose a softer, supposedly more ear-pleasing sound for listening, often at work or when driving. ... [[Media:]] WVMX (94. ... WIZF (101. ...


In 1987, WWNK-AM dropped the simulcast of WWNK-FM and became oldies "K-Rock." By 1988, the WSAI calls were brought back to 1360 AM, which enhanced the oldies format. That format was scuttled in 1992 with sports/talk (the first such station in the market), but it didn't last long. Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ...


Charles Reynolds became the new owner of WSAI, but the station was leased out to Jacor Communications and the format was changed to adult standards. Jacor Communications then acquired the intellectual property of WCKY 1530 AM, and merged it with WLWA 550 AM (the former - and current - WKRC). On April 14, 1994, the WCKY calls were moved to 550 AM, and the WSAI calls and standards format were moved to 1530 AM. In early 2003, WSAI's Top 40 roots were revived as "Real Oldies 1530 WSAI" which featured some of the original WSAI "good guys" from that era. Some of the original 1960s jingles from the station's Top 40 days were used in addition to a sampling of some Drake-styled production vaules and the voice of CKLW veteran announcer Charlie Van Dyke voicing station IDs and promotional "liners" in-between songs. The format only had a two year run because of poor ratings. Jacor Communications, Inc. ... Jacor Communications, Inc. ... WCKY is an AM radio station in Cincinnati, Ohio, USA, broadcasting at 1530 kHz with 50,000 watts, and its transmitter is located in nearby Covington, Kentucky. ... WKRC (AM) is a radio station based in Cincinnati, Ohio that is owned by Clear Channel Communications. ... His real name is Philip Yarbrough, but he is known by his on-air name, Bill Drake. ... CKLW is a 50,000 watt AM radio station broadcasting at 800 kHz located in Windsor, Ontario. ... Charlie Van Dyke is a former radio disc jockey who is better known for the voice work he has done for numerous radio and television stations. ...


The former WSAI at AM 1360 became WAOZ, with a children's music format. Then, on August 30, 1996, WAOZ flipped to WAZU, with a news/talk format. That format, in turn, changed back to sports talk as "1360 Homer" on December 12, 1997. The WAZU calls were scuttled in favor of WCKY, following the Clear Channel-Jacor merger that allowed for the WKRC calls to be restored on 550 AM. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... A clear channel, in the general sense, is a communications channel (such as a radio frequency) on which only one transmitter operates at a time. ... Jacor Communications, Inc. ... WKRC (AM) is a radio station based in Cincinnati, Ohio that is owned by Clear Channel Communications. ...


"Homer" was initially seen by many as an also-ran in the market when compared to Cincinnati Reds flagship WLW, and against crosstown sports talk rival - and Bengals flagship - WBOB. However, WBOB - which simulcast the games with sister WUBE-FM - did not renew the Bengals rights after the 1999 season, as its parent company AMFM merged with Clear Channel and both stations were split up. For the California airport with this IATA airport code, see Willows-Glenn County Airport. ... Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... WDJO (1160 AM) is a radio station licensed to Florence, Kentucky in the Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area that carries an oldies format. ... WDJO (1160 AM) is a radio station licensed to Florence, Kentucky in the Cincinnati, Ohio metropolitan area that carries an oldies format. ...


WCKY slowly gained respect by gaining the radio rights to the Cincinnati Bengals via a three-way arrangement with WLW-AM and WOFX. "1360 Homer" served as the AM flagship when the Bengals and the Cincinnati Reds baseball team share the season schedule. After the Reds' season ends, the games moved to WLW. Information in this article or section has not been verified against sources and may not be reliable. ... WLW-AM is a radio broadcast station based in Cincinnati, Ohio. ... Major league affiliations National League (1890–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 1, 5, 8, 10, 13, 18, 20, 24, 42 Name Cincinnati Reds (1958–present) Cincinnati Redlegs (1953-1958) Cincinnati Reds (1882-1953) Cincinnati Red Stockings (1876-1882) Other nicknames The Redlegs, The Big Red Machine... MLB and Major Leagues redirect here. ...


On January 17, 2005, WCKY and WSAI swapped their call signs back to the original dial positions. 1360 AM retained its sports format with the traditional WSAI calls (albeit only mentioned at the top of the hour), while 1530 as WCKY switched formats from oldies to liberal talk because of poor ratings with the Real Oldies format. Then, on July 7, 2006, WCKY and WSAI switched formats once again. Oldies is a generic term commonly used to describe a radio format that usually concentrates on Top 40 music from the 50s, 60s and 70s. ... Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ...


The "Homer" sports/talk format moved to WCKY at 1530 AM, while WSAI picked up the liberal/progressive talk as "1360 WSAI: The Revolution of Talk Radio." Again, it didn't last long, as when Jerry Springer's show came to an end on December 11, 2006, so did WSAI's progressive talk format. It relaunched that day as "1360thesource.com," still carrying a talk format but heavily programmed with advice and consumer awareness-driven shows such as Clark Howard and Dr. Laura Schlessinger. Look up liberal on Wiktionary, the free dictionary Liberal may refer to: Politics: Liberalism American liberalism, a political trend in the USA Political progressivism, a political ideology that is for change, often associated with liberal movements Liberty, the condition of being free from control or restrictions Liberal Party, members of... This article is about Progressivism. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Clark Howard (born June 20, 1955), is a popular U.S. talk radio host of the nationally syndicated consumer advocate program The Clark Howard Show. ... Laura Schlessinger, Ph. ...


That format lasted just six months, as WSAI went back to a sports format in July of 2007. Today, it carries the entire ESPN Radio lineup on a 24/7 basis as an all-network sister station to WCKY. ESPN Radio is a national sports radio network based in the United States. ...


Past Logos

External links

  • WSAI Official Web site
  • 1360 WSAI 1960s tribute page
  • Video of former WSAI news director Rod Williams being inducted into the National Broadcasters Hall of Fame

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Living - The Cincinnati Post (484 words)
Rhodes was a seminal DJ at the old WSAI when its call letters were synonymous with the emerging rock sound.
Any independent radio owner would see WSAI as a prime candidate for a powerful talk radio outlet, but perhaps Clear Channel is too timid (or cheap) to mess with trying to mount a talk format to compete with its WLW flamethrower.
WSAI's format change leaves a void for those into the standards/ big band music, which nationally has been a dying radio format as the population ages.
WCKY (AM) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (691 words)
The "new" WSAI featured a standards format, and eventually switched to an oldies format in early 2003.
The WSAI call sign quietly returned to its previous frequency on the AM dial as sports/talk "1360 Homer" (which first appeared on-air in 1997 under the WAZU calls).
On July 7, 2006, WCKY and WSAI switched programming once again, with WCKY carrying the sports/talk programming as "1530 Homer", and WSAI airing the liberal/progressive talk format.
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