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WCCD
City of license Parma, Ohio
Broadcast area Greater Cleveland
Slogan Radio 1000
Frequency 1000 (kHz)
First air date May 31, 1975
Format Religious/Gospel
ERP 1000 W daytime
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 41°19′11″N 81°46′7″W / 41.31972°N 81.76861°W / 41.31972; -81.76861 (Abbey Rd, North Royalton, OH)
Callsign meaning CCD: Religious conotation
Owner New Spirit Revival Center Ministries, Inc.
Website Radio1000.org

WCCD (Radio 1000) is an AM radio station licensed to Parma, Ohio and serving the Cleveland, Ohio radio market. It operates daytime only on 1000 kHz. The station maintains a religious/gospel format. Its transmitters are located at 12721 Abbey Road in North Royalton, with studios located at the New Spirit Revival Church, the station's licensee.

Overview

The station previously operated as WSUM, which signed on back in May 30, 1975. The initial lineup includes longtime television fixtures Jim Doney, Linn Sheldon and Gib Shanley (sports director), plus Ted Alexander and Joey James. In addition, a full news staff included Michael Hissam (news director), Pat Longworth and Nancy Watson. Just a few months after signon, WSUM's operators soon go broke and the station went off the air.

The Christian Broadcasting Association of Canton purchased WSUM in October 1976 and resumed programming under new management. It airs religious programs on a pre-taped basis from local and national sources. The rest of the day is talk programming with hosts including Merle Pollis.

The station had been owned for many years by Salem Communications.

In October 2003, Salem changed WCCD's format, dropping all of the religious and brokered programming (most of which moved to WHKW) and installed a variant of Salem Radio Network's conservative-based talk format dubbed "The Voice." The hosts on the all-satellite lineup included Bill Bennett, Mike Gallagher, Dennis Prager, Michael Medved, and Hugh Hewitt. Plans were for a call letter change to WVVC, but had fallen though.

By July 2004, Salem reacquired the 1420 frequency, and relocated WCCD's format over to the station, relauched as WHK. WCCD was then put up for sale, airing a mix of Christian contemporary music and leased-time gospel music paid for by the New Spirit Revival Church, who ultimately bought the station in April 2005 and flipped it to a locally-based gospel format.

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