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WWCH
Broadcast area Clarion, Pennsylvania
Branding "Radio 13"
Slogan "Your Hometown Station"
Frequency 1300 kHz
Format Contemporary Country
ERP 850 Watts (day)
28 Watts (night)
Class B
Owner Clarion County Broadcasting
Website http://www.clarioncountydailynews.com

WWCH is an American radio station, licensed to Clarion, Pennsylvania, the seat of government for Clarion County. WWCH is licensed to operate at the federally-assigned frequency of 1300 kHz at a maximum power output of 850 watts. WWCH is a full-service, live and local radio station with a contemporary country music format.

History

WWCH is the sole AM radio station in Clarion County, first going on the air with a maximum power output of 500 watts on June 12, 1960. For much of this station's history, it had been a daytime-only operation, not getting nighttime power until the 1990's.

WWCH bears the distinction of maintaining its same ownership since its debut, with the only exception being the changing in the owner principals over the years. William Sheridan was company president at the time of startup. 36 percent of the station was controlled by Mrs. Harriet Hearst, who also owned controlling stock in Clarion Newspapers, Inc., publisher of the weekly papers "The Clarion Democrat" and "The Clarion Republican". Mrs. Hearst's family still manages WWCH to this day.

WWCH was joined by an FM sister station, also licensed to Clarion, in 1985. That station is known as WCCR.

WWCH has a long history of tenured personnel. News Director Frank Stacey has been a part of WWCH for more than twenty years. Former program director Ron Smith left for a brief period, but then rejoined Clarion County Broadcasting as Operations Manager of newly-acquired co-owned stations WKQW AM/FM in Oil City, Pennsylvania.

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