WSBS (AM)

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WSBS
WSBS (AM) logo.png
City of licenseGreat Barrington, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaBerkshire County
Branding860 AM/94.1 FM WSBS
SloganFirst For News
Your Hometown Station
Frequency860 kHz
Translator(s)W231AK 94.1 Great Barrington
First air dateDecember 24, 1956[1]
FormatAdult Contemporary/Talk
Power2,700 watts day
250 watts critical hours
4 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID4820
Transmitter coordinates42°12′52″N 73°20′45″W / 42.21444°N 73.34583°W / 42.21444; -73.34583Coordinates: 42°12′52″N 73°20′45″W / 42.21444°N 73.34583°W / 42.21444; -73.34583
Callsign meaningSouthern Berkshire Station[1]
AffiliationsAP Radio, Boston Red Sox Radio Network
OwnerGamma Broadcasting, LLC
(Berkshire Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
Sister stationsWBEC, WBEC-FM, WNAW, WUPE, WUPE-FM
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.wsbs.com
 
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WSBS
WSBS (AM) logo.png
City of licenseGreat Barrington, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaBerkshire County
Branding860 AM/94.1 FM WSBS
SloganFirst For News
Your Hometown Station
Frequency860 kHz
Translator(s)W231AK 94.1 Great Barrington
First air dateDecember 24, 1956[1]
FormatAdult Contemporary/Talk
Power2,700 watts day
250 watts critical hours
4 watts night
ClassD
Facility ID4820
Transmitter coordinates42°12′52″N 73°20′45″W / 42.21444°N 73.34583°W / 42.21444; -73.34583Coordinates: 42°12′52″N 73°20′45″W / 42.21444°N 73.34583°W / 42.21444; -73.34583
Callsign meaningSouthern Berkshire Station[1]
AffiliationsAP Radio, Boston Red Sox Radio Network
OwnerGamma Broadcasting, LLC
(Berkshire Broadcasting Co., Inc.)
Sister stationsWBEC, WBEC-FM, WNAW, WUPE, WUPE-FM
WebcastListen Live
Websitewww.wsbs.com

WSBS (860 AM) is a radio station in Great Barrington, Massachusetts. It is owned by Gamma Broadcasting and has an Adult Contemporary music format, mixed with local news, talk, and AP news.

WSBS' programming is simulcast in stereo on the FM band via translator station W231AK, at 94.1 MHz.[2] [1]

In August 2013, Gamma Broadcasting reached a deal to sell its Berkshire County radio stations, including WSBS, to Reed Miami Holdings;[3] the sale was canceled on December 30, 2013.[4]

Technical information[edit]

WSBS transmits 2,700 watts daytime with a Marconi 1959 Series fed 1/4 wave tower. The primary transmitter is a Harris SX2.5, and a backup Gates 250GY. The nighttime transmitter is a LPB.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WSBS reception verification". February 27, 1957. Retrieved May 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ https://licensing.fcc.gov/cgi-bin/ws.exe/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/cdbsmenu.hts?context=25&appn=101302646&formid=911&fac_num=87061
  3. ^ "Western Massachusetts Cluster Sold". All Access. August 23, 2013. Retrieved August 29, 2013. 
  4. ^ Venta, Lance (January 14, 2014). "Pittsfield Cluster Sale Withdrawn". RadioInsight. Retrieved March 30, 2014. 

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