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WCLS-FM (Classic 97.7)

WCLS-FM (Classic 97.7)
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Last updated:
2012-06-17 00:26:24
Country: United StatesListen to radio stations broadcasting from United States
City: Bloomington
Address: PO BOX 388, Spencer, IN47460
FM (MHz): 97.7
Genre: Classic Rock
Phone: 517-354-4611
Fax: 517-354-4014
Language of broadcast: English
Description: WCLS (97.7 FM) is a radio station licensed to Spencer, Indiana, USA, the station serves the Bloomington, Indiana area with a Classic Hits format. The station is currently owned by Mid-America Radio of Indiana.The station went on the air as WLSO on 1983-03-14. on 1988-08-18, the station changed its call sign to WSKT, on 2005-10-23 to the current WCLS,The call letters were also assigned to the 100.7 frequency which was owned by Spectrum Communications in the mid 90's, broadcasting from studios located in Oscoda, Michigan.The call letters originally were assigned to 1580 AM located in Columbus, GA. The letters were an abbreviation for Columbus. The stationed was owned by Charlie Parish in the late 60's - through late 1979. He may have even owned it in the 50's. Larry James, known as L.J. the D.J., Rich Galore, Kemosabie Joe Johnson, Scott Shannon, and Rod Stacey were some of the main personalities.The station was known as "the rock" of Columbus and led the market in popularity. The station had studios in Columbus, Georgia but the tower and transmitter were/are located in nearby Phenix City, Alabama.The station sold to George Buck Broadcasting and went to Southern Gospel and Black Gospel in 1980 under the direction of General Manager and air personality Glenn Lee.Buck later sold the call letters in the 80's to someone further north for their station since CLS was the initials of the owner. The new call letters were/are WEAM. The format alternated between talk, and sports. The station is now an all gospel station, owned by Davis Broadcasting, which also owns WEAM FM and other area stations.

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