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
February 8, 2021
A sister station to WNKC AM will hit the air from Covington sometime in March. The format will be an Oldies and Adult Contemporary Oldies format. A better transmitter than the existing unit will be installed outside once the weather is suited for such an installation.
Range while sub par for the location will be better than the WNKC AM signal. The obstacles that exist to low power AM broadcasting in this area and which cannot be corrected result in the poor range of the station here.
February 8, 2021
The station has started airing Smooth Jazz on Saturday morning after the 12 Midnight news for one hour. Talk programs resume airing at 1:05 AM following the network newscast.
Still More News
December 27, 2020
The Weather Underground logo has been changed to our own symbol. The link to the Weather Underground site still functions with the current conditions here at the station and forecast.
I've scappted plans to air the local weather forecasts for now due to the fact I've been busy with my full time job and also developing the music formatted station which will air along with the News/Talk after relocation