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City of license Haverhill, Massachusetts
Broadcast area Merrimack Valley
Branding Impacto 1490
Frequency 1490 kHz
Format Spanish News/Talk
Power 1,000 watts unlimited
Class C
Facility ID 49382
Transmitter coordinates
Former callsigns WHAV (1947-2002)
WCCM (2002-2007)
Owner Costa-Eagle Radio Ventures Limited Partnership
Sister stations WNNW, WCCM
Webcast Listen Live
Website .com.wcec1490amwww

WCEC (1490 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish News/Talk format. Licensed to Haverhill, Massachusetts, USA, the station is currently owned by Costa-Eagle Radio Ventures Limited Partnership, a partnership between Pat Costa and his chief investor, The Eagle-Tribune.[1]


  • History 1
  • History of call letters 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4


From 1947 to 2002, the 1490 frequency in Haverhill, Massachusetts, was occupied by WHAV. WHAV changed call letters to WCCM on September 23, 2002. On July 30, 2007, the station changed its call sign to the current WCEC.[2]

History of call letters

The call letters WCEC were previously assigned to an AM station (and WCEC-FM to its sister station) in Rocky Mount, North Carolina, both of which began broadcasting November 2, 1947. The stations were owned by Josh L. Horne Jr., publisher of the (Rocky Mount) Evening Telegram.[3]


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External links

  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WCEC
  • Radio-Locator Information on WCEC
  • Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WCEC

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