WVSL (defunct)

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DWVSL
WVSL ESPN Selinsgrove.jpg
City Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Sunbury-Selinsgrove-Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Branding "ESPN Radio Selinsgrove"
Slogan "The Valley Sports Leader"
Frequency 1240 kHz
First air date January 16, 1967 (1967-01-16)[1]
Last air date February 8, 2013 (2013-02-08)
Format Defunct, was sports
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 63836
Transmitter coordinates 40°48′30″N 76°52′13″W / 40.80833°N 76.87028°W / 40.80833; -76.87028Coordinates: 40°48′30″N 76°52′13″W / 40.80833°N 76.87028°W / 40.80833; -76.87028
Callsign meaning W Valley Sports Leader
Former callsigns WSEW (1967–1982)
WQBQ (1982–1984)
WYGL (1984–2011)
Affiliations Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network
Philadelphia Phillies Radio Network
ESPN Radio
MRN
PRN
Learfield Sports
Owner Max Media of Pennsylvania
(MMP License LLC)
Website 923ESPN.com

WVSL (1240 AM, "ESPN Radio Selinsgrove") was a sports talk formatted radio station licensed to serve Selinsgrove, Pennsylvania. The station was owned by Max Media and was operated out of the Max Media of Pennsylvania studios in Selinsgrove. The station operated in simulcast with sister station WVSL-FM. Established in 1967,[1] WVSL surrendered its license to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on February 1, 2013; the license was canceled a week later.[2]

Studios[edit]

WVSL's main studio was located at 450 Route 204 Highway in Selinsgrove. WVSL, along with its sister stations, operated a public studio located inside the Susquehanna Valley Mall located in Hummels Wharf.

Programming[edit]

Notable weekday programming included SportsCenter All Night, Mike and Mike in the Morning, The Herd with Collin Cowherd, The Scott Van Pelt Show, The Doug Gottleib Show, and ESPN Radio Tonight.

WVSL was an affiliate of the Pittsburgh Steelers Radio Network and broadcasts Pittsburgh Steelers football, both at home and on the road, every Sunday/Monday during the NFL season in place of regularly scheduled programming. The station is an affiliate of the Philadelphia Phillies Radio Network and broadcasts Philadelphia Phillies Baseball, both at home and on the road during the MLB season in place of regularly scheduled programming.

WVSL broadcast PHAC events throughout the year. These broadcasts aired in place of regularly scheduled programming.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook 1999 (PDF). 1999. p. D-386. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 
  2. ^ Krasnow, Erwin G. (February 1, 2013). "Re: Station WVSL(AM)" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved February 12, 2013. 

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