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WYXC
City of license Cartersville, Georgia
Branding Newstalk AM 1270
Frequency 1270 kHz
First air date 1961
Format News/Talk
Power 2,000 watts day
187 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 19541
Transmitter coordinates 34°12′34.00″N 84°47′49.00″W / 34.20944°N 84.79694°W / 34.20944; -84.79694
Former callsigns WKRW (1961(?) - 1981)
Affiliations Fox News Radio, Westwood One, Premiere Radio Networks
Owner Clarion Communications, Inc.
Website newstalk1270.com

WYXC (1270 AM) was a radio station broadcasting a News/Talk format. Licensed to Cartersville, Georgia, USA, the station is currently owned by Clarion Communications, Inc.; president and co-owner is Chuck Shiflett, a columnist for the Cartersville Daily Tribune News. Founded in 1961, WYXC's broadcast area included the NW corner of metro Atlanta and other areas of northwest Georgia. The station also streamed 24/7 at its web site at NewsTalk1270.com.

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Programming

The format included Fox News updates at the top of every hour, 24/7, local Weather Channel forecasts updated continually, Fox Sports Radio updates at the top of every hour, news updates from Georgia News Network hourly.

The weekday talk lineup included a local morning show, The Wakeup Show with David Paul, 6 to 9 AM. Syndicated programs included Glenn Beck, Laura Ingraham, Dave Ramsey, Gregg Knapp, Michael Reagan, Rusty Humphries, Dateline Washington, Coast to Coast AM and Talk Radio Countdown.

The station also broadcasted live high school football each Friday evening in season followed by the Official Statewide High School Football Scoreboard Show.

Weekend programming includes Car & Driver Radio, Road & Track's Speed Radio, Sound & Vision, Startup Nation, The Money Pit, Monica Crowley, Ben Ferguson, and other shows.

Equipment failure and closure

On December 7, 2009, WYXC experienced a "catastrophic equipment failure" involving the station's automation system; however, after evaluating the costs of repairing or replacing the equipment, the station's owners decided to close down the station, as it could not afford the cost of repairs. In addition, for the previous five years, station owners kept the station running without salary or compensation, using only revenues to keep the station going. Clarion is in talks with other parties, including former owners Empire Radio, to acquire and reopen the station.[1]

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