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The Essentials

Call Letters: WSON
Frequency: 860am
City of License: Henderson, Kentucky
Metro(s): Evansville
Power: 377 watts - Day, 500 watts - Night, DA-Night
Format: Classic Hits
Address: P.O. Box 418, Henderson, KY 42419-0418
Address: 230 2nd Street, Henderson, KY 42420-3145
Phone: 270.826.3923
Ownership: Henson Media of Henderson County, LLC
Web Presence: http://www.wsonradio.com
Notes: Also heard on translator W243CU

Station Personnel

Current

GM: Bill Stephens

Former

Founder: Hecht S. Lackey, Sr.
GM/PD: Henry G. Lackey
GM: Art Grunewald
Chief Engineer: B.A. Smith
Chief Engineer: Vernon Nunn
PD: Martha Jane Reed
PD: Tom F. Murray
SM: Wade Gish
News Director: Hugh Sandefur

Station History

860am signed on December 17, 1941. Owned by Henderson Broadcasting Company. Studios located on Zion Road. Originally only a daytimer, but they added night power in the 1980s; the first radio station to apply for a directional pattern. Formerly owned by Henry G. Lackey. Once ran a standards format (ABC "Stardust" format). In September 2011, the FM simulcast on translator W243CU began.
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