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Progressive talk radio gets FM boost starting Tuesday

Posted by on Mon, Aug 27, 2012 at 12:25 PM

It used to be that fans of station WCHL 1360’s progressive talk lineup were resigned to turning off their favorite station with a sigh at nighttime—particularly if they lived outside of the station’s main broadcast area.

And Raleigh? Forget about it. You had a hard enough time listening during the day if you live there. Making matters worse, the FCC required the station to turn down the signal at night. Well, that’s not a problem anymore.

When listeners wake up on the morning of Tuesday, Aug. 28, they’ll find a more powerful antidote to all that Limbaugh/Hannity/Dumas crap on Triangle radio. And they’ll find it on the FM dial.

WCHL, which has enjoyed its modest home on AM radio since 1953, will now simulcast on 97.9 FM. The station recently purchased a translator station from Liberty University in Virginia—that's right, the university founded by the late Jerry Falwell. (Oh! The irony!)

To celebrate this victory for radio sanity, WCHL is holding a Food Truck Rodeo at VilCom Center on Weaver Dairy Road on Aug. 30, from 5:30 to 8 p.m.

To find out more about the station’s daily lineup of progressive talkers (Stephanie Miller, Ed Schultz and Thom Hartmann, mainly), go to chapelboro.com.

(Correction: The Thom Hartmann Program is no longer on WCHL's daily schedule. It has been replaced by local news.)

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