Welcome to the new website for WNKC AM 1620 in Covington, Kentucky.
WNKC AM is a legal, unlicensed Part 15 AM radio station authorized by the Federal Communications Commission to broadcast with one tenth of one watt of power with a small antenna. WNKC AM replaces the former WIMP AM and its Smooth Jazz format with a Talk format.
The majority of our shows are being aired from the Genesesis Communications Network (GCN). We'll tweak the program schedule in the months ahead and may add and delete a couple of existing shows. We'll publish the hourly program schedule here on the site within a couple of weeks.
In the near future we'll insert the local weather forecasts into our daily broadcast schedule as a service to the local listeners. Please visit the site for future updates.
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The Latest Station News
August 2, 2021
Another stoppage in audio from the network this morning resulted in dead air for several hours. Only the USA Radio Network News and our PSA's were able to air.
The frequent stoppages in the audio feed of their shows is a real problem and I am working on a solution. Either using an hour delay in the shows or possibly switching to one or more new networks to obtain all or at least some new programs.
Hopefully I can have this issue resolved by the end of September.
July 26, 2021
Internet service interruptions on Sunday, July 25 led to some intermittent dead air during our afternoon shows. Service has since been restored.
I will be working on the development of a live stream backup to use when our main live stream via the Echo Box goes down. I an hoping the backup will be able to fire after a silence detector fails to pick up any audio from our main stream from te network.
Please be patient while I work on this. It will take some time to figure out how to properly implement this idea along with upgrading the existing automation software.
Still More News
July 26, 2021
The issue with the GCN Echo Box has been resolved. Additional troubleshooting by their Tech has led to some changes in how the box will work and this should lead to less isssues in the future.