Basic Radio Station Information
City of License:
Edosomwan (Radio Companion Limited Liability Company)
WKCW is an AM radio station broadcasting at 1420 KHz. The station is licensed to Warrenton, VA and is part of the Washington, DC radio market. The station airs country oldies programming. WKCW is owned by Edosomwan.
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Listener Comments and Reviews
Sunday August 14, 2011 9:30 am Wow! Oldies on AM! I thought I was picking up Buffalo N.Y. for a moment there ! Now you need to diversify with some specialty programming like Doo-wop , Rockabilly or 1960s British Invasion/Garage Band sounds on Friday - Sunday evenings. Heck,those hot rod & classic car folks that assemble at various diners and barbecue joints on weekends would dig hearin' Surf/Drag & instrumental sounds ! Ya gotta good thing here. Get " Manned" not "Canned"! Nothin' like a "Boss Jock" screamin' out of a dash board ! Thanks Art " Lobo " Wray
By: Art Lobo Wray on August 14, 2011
I stumbled upon this AM station and was so delighted to hear oldies. I am weary of old R&R, and have often thought that the "POP" songs of the past are really neglected. There were artists that did not sing Rock who were as popular as Elvis, Johnny Mathis , Doris Day, Dean Martin, Perry Como, to name a few, your format is finally acknowledging them. Thank you. I listen all the time.
By: Sally Biondi on February 7, 2012
I wish WKCW remained a Gospel Format.It was uplifting to listen,relate and be encouraged by the messages these songs presented.They changed the format to Top-40 Oldies,the problem is they keep repeated these songs over again which is really no fun to listen to any longer.I'm disapointed at the station especially that it does not benefit the listeners.On May 12th,2012
By: Wilburn on May 13, 2012
My name is Mike Edwards and I was amazed that WKCW AM 1420
TURNED INTO OLDIES FORMAT. i ACTUALLY USED TO WORK AT WKCW
IN THE 1990'S. i WAS THE Mid time air Personality! I had such a great time there at the time. I am glad it is back on te air with Oldies! Have any on air POSITIONS AVAIALABLE
Thanks Mike Edwards
By: Mike Edwards on July 6, 2012
I also listen to WKCW, AM 1420 and love the music, what a powerful station all night long. I am more than 500 miles from Warrenton, Virginia, not far from Binghamton, NY. How do they get such a powerful signal with just 60 Watts of night time power?
By: Night time listener on June 14, 2013
I can no longer get your signal even in the daytime, in Reston, VA. I also tried to get it over the Internet, but again, was not successful.
By: John Sauter on April 25, 2016
I was "surfing" the AM band when I came across WKCW. It's great to hear all the songs that the Top 40 "Oldies" stations don't play. (I remember when they "originally" played and AM was all we had.)
Your signal is loud and clear throughout NoVA (from Leesburg to McLean and Alexandria to Woodbridge) during the day. Only wish a more powerful signal was possible for night time reception in Herndon.
By: James Koca on July 17, 2016
This station was breaking through onto the long wave band around 170khz, monitored on a SDR! 1300 hrs GMT on Nov 22nd 2016.
By: J.birkett on November 22, 2016
I grew up listing to this station in the 60's so glad to see it still has the same format. Wish you broadcast live though the internet. Just wanted to relive my youth
By: Dean welch on February 24, 2017
I stumbled upon 1420 while changing stations on the very first tube radio I ever fully restored, a 1955 Zenith R511 (their marketed name for this model back in the day was, "The Broadway"). What a great find, their playlist of what I heard before they turned down the power for the night was awesome. Now I have another AM station to keep in mind as an alternative to the wasteland of typical AM news/talk.
AM can sound good if done right and it's especially good on a tube radio made back when quality meant something. I would love to see this station apply for a better FCC license so they can crank up the transmission power!!!
By: Joey D on March 16, 2017
WKCW, I hear the music, but I do not hear any commercials ! Who pays the bills ? Tax write off for another business? Yes, I liked select oldies for a long, long time. (I still listen to 50s oldies only on Sirius XM in my car.) BUT, why not get some commercials by programming to us of the older set ? WE STILL BUY A LOT, LIKE CRUISES. If it were me, I would mix in the oldies of the mid to late 50s and tone down the 70s and 80s hard stuff. Remember when top 40 radio had EVERYTHING on the "Fab 40" on WHK (Johnny Holiday was #1) and KYW in Cleveland. Yes, one heard the Coasters and Little Richard, but also Lawrence Welk (Calcutta), Dean Martin , the Chordetts, Don Gibson, etc. Heck, KYW jock Joe Finan liked Glenn Gray's orchestra so he played some. I have tried "Gamut Radio" but way too rocky for me as is the present WKCW. Tone it down PLEASE...too much R&B (Temptations an exception). I have a radio in the kitchen for my daily talk show rants on "The Answer 1260" but can not get any music I like since WHVR killed classic country on 1280. I HATE COMMERCIAL FM RADIO !!!!!!! PROGRAM TO EARLY BABY BOOMERS WHO NUMBER IN THE TENS OF MILLIONS...PLEASE ! Otherwise, it's to Pandora for good but the iPad has lousy speaker sound. Thanks for reading this WKCW. Send me an email to confirm you read it. Thanks.
By: Jim Locke on June 27, 2017
Great station! Found it while flipping through channels on my console stereo in the house.
R&B and the Oldies are the best combination! And with minimal commercials; the best! I never knew that Washington DC ever had a decent radio station. Only thing, I am less than 50 miles away from Warrenton, and I still get static, and poor reception. I hope they increase the transmission power, so it sound better.
By: Joe McCarthy on October 11, 2017
WOW! I never though there was a station like this in DC. FM in DC is such garbage. WKCW is literally the best station in DC!! Best mix of Yatch Rock, R&B, 70's, 80's, 80's country, and some classic oldies. The best thing: NO COMMERCIALS! Whoever manages this station has excellent taste in music! I can sing along to about every song; classics. I wish there was someway to contact them; I would love to donate to keep this station going! I highly recommend this station.
By: Jenny C on January 14, 2018
GREAT STATION - Yes! WKCW is Northern Virginia's 'Classic hit station'. The best songs, best lineup, and no commercials! What more could you ask for? Do not change a thing, one after another, the songs are all great. I keep WKCW playing in my store, house, and car. I wish your "tune in" website worked, so I could get a better signal when the station powers down for the night.
By: Daniel Juers on March 13, 2018
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