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WCKA-AM (Alabama 810 - Classic Country)


WCKA-AM (Alabama 810 - Classic Country)
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Last updated:
2010-12-19 12:18:14
Country: United StatesListen to radio stations broadcasting from United States
City: Jacksonville
Address: 3 RIVER STREET, White Springs, FL32096
AM (MHz): 810
Genre: Classic Country
Website:  www.alabama810.com
Description: WCKA (810 AM, "Alabama810") is a radio station licensed to serve Jacksonville, Alabama, USA. The station is owned by Leslie E. Gradick and licensed to Alabama 810 LLC. It airs a Classic Country music format.In March 1988, HMS Broadcasting Company of Jacksonville, Alabama, reached an agreement to sell WJXL to Bussey Hayes Communications, Inc. The deal was approved by the Federal Communications Commission on April 29, 1988, and the transaction was consummated on May 2, 1988.In July 1995, Bussey Hayes Communications, Inc., reached an agreement to sell WJXL to People's Network Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on September 12, 1995, and the transaction was consummated on December 21, 1995.The station's callsign was changed from WJXL to WNSI on January 22, 1996.In May 1996, People's Network Inc., reached an agreement to sell WNSI to United Broadcasting Network, Inc. The deal was approved by the FCC on July 19, 1996, and after an FCC-approved time extension the transaction was consummated on December 23, 1996.In October 2003, United Broadcasting Network, Inc. (Ron Gettelfinger, president) reached an agreement to sell WNSI to Steven L. Gradick's Alabama 810, LLC, for a reported sale price of $235,000. The deal was approved by the FCC on November 25, 2003, and the transaction was consummated on November 26, 2003. At the time of the sale, the station broadcast a news/talk format. The new owners of WNSI petitioned the FCC for new call letters and the station was assigned WCKS on February 5, 2004.In December 2005, control of Alabama 810 LLC was transferred from Steven L. Gradick to Leslie E. Gradick.[10] The station changed call letters again on November 29, 2006, when the station was assigned the current WCKA call letters by the FCC.


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