WACM (AM)

WACM (1270 AM, "Kool Radio") is a radio station licensed to serve Springfield, Massachusetts, United States. The station is owned by John Fuller, through licensee Red Wolf Broadcasting Corporation. It airs an oldies music format, simulcasting WSKP 1180 AM Hope Valley, RI.[1] Throughout the 1960s and 1970s, the station had a Top 40 format. Later decades, the station had a talk/news approach before its current format.

The station was assigned the WSPR call letters by the Federal Communications Commission in 1936.[2] On April 12, 2016, it changed its call sign to the current WACM.

On May 1, 2016 WACM changed their format from Spanish tropical (as "Bomba 1270") to oldies, branded as "Kool Radio AM" (simulcasting WSKP 1180 AM Hope Valley, Rhode Island).

WACM’s programming is also simulcasted on W261DD, a translator station broadcasting on 100.1 FM.

WACM
KoolRadioGTGO
CitySpringfield, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaSpringfield, Massachusetts
BrandingKool Radio AM
SloganGood Times Great Oldies
Frequency1270 kHz
First air dateJune 1936 (as WSPR)
FormatOldies (WSKP simulcast)
Power5,000 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
ClassB
Facility ID18717
Transmitter coordinates42°05′24″N 72°36′11″W / 42.09000°N 72.60306°WCoordinates: 42°05′24″N 72°36′11″W / 42.09000°N 72.60306°W
42°06′06″N 72°37′23″W / 42.10167°N 72.62306°W auxiliary (backup)
Former callsignsWSPR (1936–2016)
OwnerJohn Fuller
(Red Wolf Broadcasting Corporation)
Sister stationsWSPR
WebcastListen Live
Websitekoololdiesradio.net

Translator

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
W
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W261DD 100.1 Springfield, Massachusetts 66424 250 D 42°05′55″N 72°37′45″W / 42.09861°N 72.62917°W FCC

WSPR-AM logo

WSPR-AM logo

References

  1. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database.

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