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Encyclopedia > WVOC
City of license Columbia, South Carolina
Broadcast area South Carolina
Branding "Newsradio 560 WVOC"
Frequency 560 (kHz)
First air date July 10th, 1930
Format News/Talk
ERP 5kw. daytime pattern, 5kw. directional nighttime pattern.
Class B
Callsign meaning "W"e're the "V"oice "O"f "C"olumbia
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Website http://www.wvoc.com

WVOC-AM (560 kHz) is an AM radio station in Columbia, South Carolina in the United States. The station’s callsign denotes the "Voice Of Columbia." In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... For other uses, see Columbia (disambiguation). ... Official language(s) English Capital Columbia Largest city Columbia Largest metro area Columbia Area  Ranked 40th  - Total 34,726 sq mi (82,965 km²)  - Width 200 miles (320 km)  - Length 260 miles (420 km)  - % water 6  - Latitude 32° 2′ N to 35° 13′ N  - Longitude 78° 32′ W to 83... For other uses, see Frequency (disambiguation). ... 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. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 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... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WCOS-AM is a Sports radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina. ... WCOS-FM is a Country music station located in Columbia, South Carolina. ... WLTY, also known as 96-7 Steve FM, is a Variety Hits formatted radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina. ... WNOK is a radio station located in Columbia, South Carolina with a Contemporary Hit Radio (CHR) format. ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or 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... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... For other uses, see Columbia (disambiguation). ... In broadcasting and radio communication, a callsign or call sign (also call letters) is a unique designation for a transmitting station. ...

The station dates from 1930 when it was launched with the call letters WIS ("Wonderful Iodine State"), the last station in the US to receive an original three letter callsign. The station changed to its current designation in 1986 and is currently owned by Clear Channel Communications. Year 1930 (MCMXXX) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... WIS, channel 10 is the NBC television affiliate for Columbia, South Carolina. ... For other uses, see Iodine (disambiguation). ... Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with clear channel radio stations, which are AM radio stations with certain technical parameters. ...

WVOC has a talk radio format with syndicated shows, mostly from parent Clear Channel's Premiere networks, including Rush Limbaugh, Michael Savage, Glenn Beck, Matt Drudge, and Coast-to-Coast AM. They also feature Kim Komando and the statewide-syndicated Sports Talk show in evenings. For other uses, see Talk Radio. ... In the entertainment and news industries, syndication is a method of making content available to a range of outlets simultaneously. ... For other uses, see Limbaugh. ... Michael Savage may refer to: Michael Savage (actor) (former star of General Hospital) professional name of Ron Jacobson [1] Michael Savage (commentator), professional name of Michael Weiner, a United States broadcaster from San Francisco, CA and a published natural health writer. ... Glenn Beck (born February 10, 1964) is a conservative talk-radio and television host. ... Matthew Nathan Drudge (born October 27, 1966) is an American Internet journalist (journalist in this case being used loosely) and a talk radio host. ... Coast to Coast AM is a late-night syndicated radio talk show dealing with current events particularly as they relate to paranormal issues. ... Kim Komando (born 1967) is the host of an American talk radio program based on the popularity of personal computers, the use of the Internet, and the complexities of consumer electronics. ...

The show's top local personalities are Gary David (morning drive), Christopher Thompson (sports anchor), and Keven Cohen (afternoon drive).

Since the sale to Clear Channel in 2000, the company has actively changed the station's affiliation. Until 2001, it had been affiliated with Westwood One and CBS Radio, but jumped to ABC Radio after signing a deal for Paul Harvey. In 2005, as part of a corporate-wide change, the station switched to Fox. Westwood One, Inc. ... CBS Radio Inc. ... For other uses, see ABC Radio (disambiguation). ... For the Stuckist artist, see Paul Harvey (artist). ... Fox Entertainment Group is an American entertainment industry company that owns film studios and terrestrial, cable, and direct broadcast satellite television properties. ...

From 1954 until 2002, the station was the "Home of the Gamecocks," carrying University of South Carolina "Fighting Gamecocks" athletics, but, on June 27, 2002, Host Communications and the university decided to leave the station in favor of rival Citadel Broadcasting Company stations including WISW (WIS Radio) in Columbia. The decision was made based on the power of the radio stations. The move has now placed University of South Carolina athletics on Citadel's FM signals which rival the coverages of other Southeastern Conference schools. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... The University of South Carolina, Columbia (USC, SC, or Carolina) is a public, co-educational, research university located in Columbia, South Carolina, United States. ... is the 178th day of the year (179th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... Citadel Broadcasting Corporation NYSE: CDL is a Las Vegas, Nevada based broadcast holding company. ... WISW is a news-talk radio station in Columbia, South Carolina. ... The Southeastern Conference (SEC) is a college athletic conference headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, which operates in the southeastern part of the United States. ...

In 2007, WVOC was the flagship radio station of the May 15 simulcast of the Fox News Republican Presidential Debate.

See also

FM Stations: 88. ...

External links

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