KWG

KWG (1230 AM)) is an AM radio station in Stockton, California. KWG is one of the oldest broadcasting stations in USA, signing on in 1921. It is considered to be the first commercially-licensed radio station west of the Mississippi River (though not "the" first radio station to be founded on the West Coast - see KCBS (AM)).

KWG has had a myriad of formats over the years, but on June 21, 1982, after nearly 18 months of Country music, KWG became an "oldies" station, and was very successful into the 1990s. One of the more notable owners of KWG was Barnes Enterprises led by Johnny Jacobs, the off-screen announcer for Chuck Barris Productions' various games shows for many years. Barnes Enterprises owned KWG between 1978 and early-1981. In February 1981, Best Radio Incorporated of San Bernardino purchased KWG, along with then-KSRT 100.9 mHz, licensed to Tracy, California. KWG then began its "Delta Country" format that would run until June 21, 1982.

Until 1988, KWG used a T-antenna type transmitting antenna mounted on two 60-meter tall wooden poles, making KWG one of the last broadcast stations to use wooden antenna towers. After the replacement by a modern mast radiator, the tops of the wooden poles were scrapped and later removed completely. The KWG transmitter has been located at Weber and E Streets in Stockton for many years.

In the 2000s, newest owner Immaculate Heart Radio Network [http://www.ihradio.org/stations/detail/6] has replicated its inspirational "Catholic Talk Radio" programming on KWG. IHR Educational Broadcasting purchased KWG from The (Susan) Carson Group Inc. on October 18, 1999, reportedly for $300,000.

ee also

* List of towers

External links

* http://lwca.org/mbarchiv/msg1105.htm
* http://www.fybush.com/sites/2005/site-051118.html


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