HARTFORD RADIO HISTORY
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WUCS

97.9 Mhz, Windsor Locks, CT

WUCS (97.9, "97-9 ESPN") is a sports formatted station  licensed to Windsor Locks, CT.  The station first signed on in July 1990 as WPKX, from Springfield, MA with a country format.  It was originally licensed to Enfield, CT but was able to move to Windsor Locks through an agreement with WMAS-FM, formerly licensed to Springfield.

It was owned by SFX Broadcasting in the late 1990s, then Capstar, AMFM owned it briefly before being acquired by Clear Channel in 2000.

In March 2010, Clear Channel communications filed an application with the FCC to move the WPKX transmitter from Provin Mountain in Feeding Hills, MA., to the top of City Place, Hartford's tallest building, moving the station from the Springfield, MA market to Hartford. 

On January 27, 2012 at 6 a.m., the station switched to a simulcast of ESPN Radio affiliate  WPOP (1410 AM).  The call sign was changed to WUCS on February 7, 2012.WPOP switched to Fox Sports Radio  in March 2012, with ESPN Radio remaining on WUCS.

WPOP is now heard on WUCS HD-2.

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