AM Technical Profile: WLGS
East of downtown Birmingham
off 3rd Ave. North.
5,000 watts day / 41
Owned by Crawford Broadcasting
1260 AM: Originally
WCRT (owned by Chapman Radio and Television company, hence the calls) was
a high-brow easy listening station. WCRT 96.5 FM (now WMJJ) spawned from
this AM. Sometime in the mid 80's it became an oldies station. In the early
? 90's the station switched to an all business format, driven out of oldies
by the new FM oldies outlet. The calls changed to WCEO. In the last year
the station was purchased by WDJC, turned into a black gospel outlet to
compete with WAGG and added stereo to be more competitive. The Birmingham
News reported that WDJC radio will become WLGS with a switch to big
band and classical music to compete with Dick Broadcasting's WEZN. The
station is playing more of a big band/standards format, calling itself
"Legends 1260" with some nice old fashioned jingles. The stereo pilot went
off for a while, but now it's back on and the station sounds great.
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