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WHGB
WHGB ESPN1400.gif
City of license Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Branding ESPN Radio 1400
Frequency 1400 kHz (also on HD Radio)
Format Sports Talk
Power 1,000 watts (day)
Class C
Facility ID 32944
Callsign meaning HarrisBurG (B and G reversed)
Former callsigns WHGB (1984-1990)
WNNK (1990-1993)
WTCY (1993-2008)[1]
Owner Cumulus Media
Website espnradio1400.com

WHGB (1400 AM, "ESPN Radio 1400") is a radio station broadcasting an sports format. Licensed to Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, it serves the greater Harrisburg metropolitan area. It first began broadcasting under the call sign WFEC. The station is currently owned by Cumulus Media and features sports programming from ESPN Radio.[2] The previous ESPN Radio affiliation was with WPDC in Elizabethtown, PA.

History

The station was first assigned the call sign WFEC in the 1960s featuring a Top 40 format. In 1982, WFEC adopted the Mike Joseph format called Hot Hits in response to the success of WCAU-FM in Philadelphia with that approach. Although WFEC featured the basics of the Hot Hits format to the letter, it was not consulted by Joseph himself. During the Hot Hits era, the station was known as Fire 14. [3] On February 3, 1983, the station changed its call sign to WHGB. On October 31, 1990, the station changed its call sign to WNNK as "Wink 1400", a counterpart to WNNK-FM. The station changed its call sign to WTCY on August 27, 1993 and by 2007 had been broadcasting an Urban Adult Contemporary format as "1400 The Touch". WTCY started simulcasting "The Touch" on WNNK-FM's translator located at 95.3 FM (W237DE). On August 20, 2008, the station switched formats to sports radio featuring ESPN Radio, returning to the call sign WHGB that had been used from 1984 until 1990. The previous format remained exclusively on WNNK-FM's HD2 channel and translator on 95.3 FM using the previous call sign WTCY as part of the station branding as "The Touch 95.3".

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