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Wpek
WPEK
Frequency 880AM (kHz)
City Fairview, North Carolina
Market Asheville
Branding 880 The Revolution
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Power 5,000 watts (daytime only)
Slogan
Airdate 1988
Format launch 2004
Format dropped
Sister stations
Website 880therevolution.com
Webcast link


WPEK (880 AM), known as "880 the Revolution", is a news/talk-formatted radio station licensed to Fairview, North Carolina, serving the Asheville area. The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications.

Progressive talk programmingEdit

The daytime-only station carries a full-time progressive talk format.

In 2004, WPEK switched to progressive talk as 880 The Revolution. Today the station airs talk shows by hosts Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, Bill Press, Thom Hartman, Ed Schultz, and local hosts Virato and Errington Thompson. Weekend programing includes Mountain Music Time, a program of traditional bluegrass and mountain music broadcast on Saturday mornings, followed by The Errington Thompson Show, maintaining the progressive political format, then followed by VIRATO LIVE! for three hours of a holistic, cultural creative, metaphysical talk format. The station carries other syndicated hosts such as Kim Komando.

HistoryEdit

WTZY signed on in the mid-90s with a talk radio format, the first Asheville station to air Rush Limbaugh. When the station's talk programming was moved to WWNC, the station, WTZY, was purchased by Clear Channel Communications, Inc. and became WPEK "The Peak", a classic country station. Later, the format was adult standards.

RatingsEdit

SP04 SU04 FA04 WI05 SP05 SU05 FA05 WI06 SP06 SU06 FA06 WI07 SP07 SU07 FA07 WI08 SP09
2.6 0.6 3.0 1.4

Source: Arbitron

External linksEdit


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