WCLO (1230 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a News
format. Licensed to Janesville, Wisconsin, United States, the station
serves the Janesville area. The station is currently owned by Southern
Wisconsin Broadcasting, LLC. and features programming from CBS Radio,
Premiere Radio Networks
Premiere Radio Networks and Westwood One.
1.1 Past Personalities
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WCLO was originally licensed in 1925 to broadcast at Camp Lake, west
of Kenosha. Its owner at that time was a real estate development
company with a project called Camp Lake Oaks, from which came the call
letters assigned by the
Federal Radio Commission to the small 50-watt
station. After three years of operating at Camp Lake,
WCLO was moved
by its licensees to Kenosha. In 1929, a group of Kenosha businessmen
WCLO Radio Corp., acquiring the rights to the station
and receiving permission to increase its power to 100 watts. The WCLO
Radio Corp. operated the station in Kenosha for a year.
On February 25, 1930, an agreement was reached transferring WCLO's
license and equipment to Harry H. Bliss of Janesville. His son, Sidney
H. Bliss, became president and general manager of the new venture.
Studios were constructed on the third floor of The Gazette Building in
Janesville. The station began broadcasting on August 1, 1930.
Wisconsin Governor Walter Kohler headed the list of guest speakers on
the inaugural program. Broadcasts from The Gazette building studios
were supplemented by remote control broadcasts that reached listeners
throughout southern Wisconsin.
WCLO's first transmitting station had twin towers on County Highway A,
four miles east of Janesville.
For the first 11 years of its life, the station operated as a daytime
station, signing on at local sunrise and signing off at sunset.
Pat Alan, newscaster (1945-1946)
WCLO Facility Record". United States Federal Communications
Commission, audio division.
^ Sies, Luther F. (2014). Encyclopedia of American Radio, 1920-1960,
2nd Edition, Volume 1. McFarland & Company, Inc.
ISBN 978-0-7864-5149-4. P. 15.
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