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WGET
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City of license Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Gettysburg - York, Pennsylvania
Branding ESPN Radio 1320
Frequency 1320 kHz
First air date August 27, 1950
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts (day)
500 watts (night)
Class B
Facility ID 67132
Callsign meaning W GETtysburg
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Times and News Publishing Company
Webcast Listen Live
Website espnradio1320.com

WGET (1320 AM) is a sports talk radio station. Owned by the Times and News Publishing Company along with WGTY, it is licensed to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, United States. The station carries ESPN Radio, having switched affiliations from Fox Sports Radio in June 2013; they dropped adult contemporary music in January 2011.

History

WGET first aired on August 27, 1950. Robert Smith of New Oxford, PA was the announcer who put WGET on te air. Twenty years later he and Lester M. Blair of Gettysburg, PA an engineer/announcer were the only two people still working for WGET on August 27, 1970. The station went on the air at a power output of 250 watts. As an aside, Walter Lane, photographer and Ham Radio Operator W3KGN in town had a transmitter that produced 275 watts. In March 1961 Judge W.C. Sheeley who had made the principal address at the opening ceremony pressed a button in the press room of the Hotel Gettysburg which converted WGET from a 250 watt AM Station to a 1,000 watt AM station and a 10,000 watt FM station. It at one time had a single tower, it now has thee AM and one 500 foot FM towers. [1]

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