WSDR

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WSDR
WSDR-AM 1240 radio logo.png
City of licenseSterling, Illinois
Broadcast areaRock River Valley
Frequency1240 kHz
First air date1949[1]
FormatNews/Talk, Adult Contemporary
Language(s)English
Power500 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
ClassC
Facility ID37207
Transmitter coordinates41°48′59″N 89°40′13″W / 41.81639°N 89.67028°W / 41.81639; -89.67028
OwnerWithers Broadcasting
(Withers Broadcasting Company of Rock River, LLC)
Sister stationsWSSQ, WZZT
WebcastListen Live
 
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WSDR
WSDR-AM 1240 radio logo.png
City of licenseSterling, Illinois
Broadcast areaRock River Valley
Frequency1240 kHz
First air date1949[1]
FormatNews/Talk, Adult Contemporary
Language(s)English
Power500 watts (day)
1,000 watts (night)
ClassC
Facility ID37207
Transmitter coordinates41°48′59″N 89°40′13″W / 41.81639°N 89.67028°W / 41.81639; -89.67028
OwnerWithers Broadcasting
(Withers Broadcasting Company of Rock River, LLC)
Sister stationsWSSQ, WZZT
WebcastListen Live

WSDR (1240 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Sterling, Illinois. The station is owned by Withers Broadcasting and the broadcast license is held by Withers Broadcasting Company of Rock River, LLC.

WSDR broadcasts a news/talk radio format to the Rock River Valley.[2] WSDR airs Adult Contemporary music during the overnight hours, simulcasting their sister station WSSQ 94.3 FM.

The station, established in 1949, was assigned the call sign "WSDR" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC).[1][3]

WSDR features a live morning show with 30 year radio veteran Brian Zschiesche as host, news with 30 year veteran Danette Dalgas Fry on news and 18 year veteran Cathy Verhulst sports. The station broadcasts football, basketball, softball and baseball for the area high schools of Sterling, Sterling Newman, and Rock Falls, as well as Sauk Valley Community college. A live morning show has been a staple in the Rock River Valley since 1949. The midday show features Jim Ribs radio, and the afternoon show with Dustin Gray wraps up the live broadcast day.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Directory of AM and FM Stations and Market Data for the United States". 1955 Broadcasting Yearbook-Marketbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1955. p. 133. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access Database. FCC Media Bureau. Retrieved January 25, 2012. 

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