On August 20, 1953 Gap Broadcasting Company launched WLSD-AM. The station was assigned the frequency of 1220 kHz with daytime power of 1000 watts and nighttime power of 45 watts. The call letters represent the broadcast counties served: Wise-Lee-Scott-Dickenson. Our tower is located on the eastern border of Big Stone Gap atop Powell Mountain near Maples Gap. Our station operated as an "independent station" at the time, meaning it had no connection to any full time networks. In 1968 WLSD-FM was formed. WLSD-FM later split to become sister station WAXM. WLSD Launched WLSD FM.92.5 in August 2018. WLSD is owned by Valley Broadcasting & Communications Inc.
Our mission for over 60 years is to be a locally focused radio station, serving the communities in our broadcast area. Keeping business local is one of our primary goal. We are a family friendly station, we also air Christian Programming on Sundays. Build your ministry by airing your service on WLSD, Build your relationship with Jesus today! ROMANS 10:9. We appreciate you stopping by and hope you enjoy our website. Please check back often!
May God Bless You,
WLSD Management & Staff
Willie Stanley General/Sales Manager
Adam Sturgill Program Director/Technical
Cheryl Wampler Office/Traffic Manager
Ben Foy DJ/Sales
Lynn Wells Sales
Jennifer Clubertson Sales
Tammy Brown Sales
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WLSD AM 1220 & FM 92.5 and its parent corporation, Valley Broadcasting & Communications Inc., are equal opportunity employers. For purposes of the Federal Communications Commission requirements the following is given: WLSD is exempt from the FCC EOE reporting requirements because WLSD has fewer than five full-time employees as of April 1, 2011. From its inception, WLSD has practiced non-discrimination in recruitment, employment, contracting, programming, and all phases of its endeavors. No person shall be excluded from participation in, or be denied the benefits of WLSD, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity on the grounds of race, color, age, sex, disability or national origin.
Please note that this nighttime map only shows the predicted "groundwave" coverage of this radio station. At night, changes in the Earth's ionosphere can greatly extend the coverage of AM radio stations. This is known as skywave propogation which is not shown on this map. So at night, you may be able to hear this station from a distance much farther than indicated above.