|City of license||Milwaukee, Wisconsin|
|Broadcast area||Southeastern Wisconsin|
|Branding||News/Talk 1130 WISN|
|First air date||October 23, 1922|
|Power||50,000 watts daytime|
10,000 watts nighttime
|Callsign meaning||The WISconsin News (former Milwaukee Hearst newspaper that merged with The Milwaukee Sentinel. A city of license or community of license, in American and Canadian broadcasting is the community that a Radio station or Television station Frequency is a measure of the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit Time. The hertz (symbol Hz) is a measure of Frequency, informally defined as the number of events occurring per Second. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC - Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. This article is about Broadcast radio, for other uses see Radio (disambiguation. All-news radio is a Radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of News. Talk radio is a Radio format containing discussion about topical issues Nominal power is a Measurement of a Mediumwave Radio station 's output used in the United States. The watt (symbol W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one Joule of energy per Second. This is a list of broadcast station classes applicable in much of North America under international agreements between the United States, Canada and In Broadcasting and Radio communications a call sign (also known as a callsign or call letters, or abbreviated as a call, or otherwise Hearst Communications Inc is a privately-held American -based Media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA )|
|Former callsigns||WIAO, WSOE|
|Owner||Clear Channel Communications|
|Sister stations||WKKV, WMIL, WOKY, WQBW, WRIT|
WISN (1130 AM) is a news/talk-formatted radio station in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Clear Channel Communications is a media conglomerate company based in the United States. In Broadcasting, sister stations or sister channels (or "sibling stations" in gender-neutral form are radio and/or Television stations WKKV-FM, also known as V-1007 Jams, is an Urban contemporary owned by Clear Channel Broadcasting serving the Milwaukee area WMIL-FM (1061 FM is a Country music -formatted radio station in Milwaukee Wisconsin, licensed to Waukesha Wisconsin. WQBW (973 FM is a Classic hits / Adult-oriented rock radio station in Milwaukee Wisconsin. WRIT-FM (957 FM is a Radio station in Milwaukee Wisconsin, owned by Clear Channel Communications A webcast is a media file distributed over the Internet using Streaming media technology A website (alternatively web site or Web site, a back-construction from the Proper noun World Wide Web) is a collection of Web pages Talk radio is a Radio format containing discussion about topical issues They are owned by Clear Channel Communications, and the home of local afternoon radio host Mark Belling, who has on occasion substituted for Rush Limbaugh on his national program. Clear Channel Communications is a media conglomerate company based in the United States. Mark Belling (born July 4, 1956, in Kaukauna Wisconsin) is a radio talk-show host for 1130 WISN in Milwaukee Wisconsin. Rush Hudson Limbaugh III (born January 12, 1951) is an American radio host and conservative Political commentator.
The station will also become the new home for Milwaukee Panthers basketball broadcasts in 2007-08, including the Coach Rob Jeter Radio Show. Rob Jeter (born May 15 1969 in Pittsburgh PA) is the head men's basketball coach of the Milwaukee Panthers. The station was the home of Marquette basketball broadcasts from 1971 to 2006 before opting not to renew its contract with Marquette. Marquette University is a private coeducational Jesuit, Roman Catholic University located in Milwaukee Wisconsin. 
WISN was sixth of 28 rated stations, and second of all AM stations, during the last ratings sample of the Milwaukee market. 
On July 22, 1922, a broadcasting license was issued jointly to the School of Engineering of Milwaukee and the daily evening newspaper, The Wisconsin News, which was owned by the Hearst Corporation. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Godfrey of Bouillon is elected the first Defender of the Holy Sepulchre of The Kingdom of Year 1922 ( MCMXXII) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. Hearst Communications Inc is a privately-held American -based Media conglomerate based in the Hearst Tower in New York City, USA  The call letters assigned (sequentially, they had no meaning) were WIAO. Since December 1, 1921, radio stations had been assigned two wavelengths: 360 meters (833 kHz) for "broadcasting news, concerts and such matter", and 485 meters (619 kHz) for "broadcasting crop reports and weather forecasts". Events 800 - Charlemagne judges the accusations against Pope Leo III in the Vatican Year 1921 ( MCMXXI) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1921 calendar of the Gregorian calendar As such, WIAO was licensed to broadcast on a wavelength of 360 meters (833. In Physics wavelength is the distance between repeating units of a propagating Wave of a given Frequency. 3 kHz). Although its license called for “unlimited” time at a power of 500 Watts, the fact that the three other Milwaukee stations: WAAK (Gimbel Brothers department store), WCAY (Kesselman O’Driscol Music Co. ) and WHAD (Marquette University), were also licensed for the 360 meter band, meant that WIAO had to share time with them.
At 10:15 a. m. on October 23 of that year, WIAO went on the air from the school's Marshall Street building with 100 watts of power, using a student-built transmitter. Events 4004 BC - Creation of the world begins according to the calculations of Archbishop James Ussher 42 BC -  That power level was formalized on January 9, 1923 when a new license was issued. Events 475 - Byzantine Emperor Zeno is forced to flee his capital at Constantinople. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
On July 23, 1923, another new license was issued — this time solely to the School of Engineering — specifying a power level of 200 Watts. Events 1632 - Three hundred colonists bound for New France depart from Dieppe France. Year 1923 ( MCMXXIII) was a Common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The power level was reduced to 100 watts on October 9. Events 768 - Carloman I and Charlemagne are crowned Kings of The Franks. 
In January 1924, The Wisconsin News, began programming the station on a part time basis.  On May 31, 1924, the station was authorized to shift its frequency to 246 meters (1220 kHz). Events 1279 BC - Rameses II (The Great (19th dynasty becomes pharaoh of Ancient Egypt. Year 1924 ( MCMXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  The station did so at 5:30 p. m. on Monday, June 9. Events 53 - Roman Emperor Nero marries Claudia Octavia 62 - Claudia Octavia commits  On August 18 of that year, WIAO changed its call letters to WSOE. Events 293 BC - The oldest known Roman temple to Venus is founded starting the institution of Vinalia Rustica.  On December 31, the school announced that it had purchased all of the equipment of WCBD in Zion, Illinois (one of the first religious stations, which also preached "flat earth" information). Events 406 – Vandals, Alans and Suebians cross the Rhine, beginning an invasion of Gallia. The idea of a flat Earth is the idea that the surface of the Earth is flat (a plane) rather than the view that it is a very close approximation of The purchase included a new, more powerful (500 Watt) transmitter and twin towers, which were mounted atop the school's Oneida (now Wells) Street building.  The new WSOE was dedicated on July 8, 1925. Events 939 - The Major Occultation or Ghaybat el-Kubra of Muhammad al-Mahdi 1099 - First Crusade: 15000 Year 1925 ( MCMXXV) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  At that time, The Wisconsin News took over programming the station full time, while the School of Engineering took care of technical operations. Formal approval of the power increase was issued on July 15. Events 1099 - First Crusade: Christian soldiers take the Church of the Holy Sepulchre in Jerusalem after the final 
The authorized power level was increased to 1,000 watts on April 21, 1927. Events 753 BC - Romulus and Remus found Rome ( traditional date) Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
At 3:00 a. m. on June 15, 1927, the first of two major reassignments of radio frequencies made by the new Federal Radio Commission (FRC) took effect. Events 763 BC - Assyrians record a Solar eclipse that will be used to fix the Chronology of Mesopotamian history Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The Federal Radio Commission ( FRC) was a government body that regulated Radio use in the United States from its creation in 1927 until its replacement  The reassignment affected almost 600 of the nation’s 694 radio stations.  WSOE was shifted to a wavelength of 270 meters (1110 kHz).
The Journal Co. had programmed Marquette University’s station, WHAD, since January 1925. The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel is a daily morning Broadsheet printed in Milwaukee Wisconsin, USA It couldn’t come to a satisfactory agreement with them on where to take the station, and at the suggestion of a Federal Radio Commissioner, decided to purchase another. On April 20, 1927, The Journal Co. Events 1303 - The University of Rome La Sapienza is instituted by Pope Boniface VIII. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. purchased WKAF.
On June 1, 1927, WSOE was shifted to a frequency of 1110 kHz and its power reduced to 500 Watts. Events 193 - Roman Emperor Didius Julianus is Assassinated 987 - Hugh Capet is elected Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.  WHAD was assigned to a wavelength of 293 meters (1020 kHz), and ordered to share time with WKAF until the Journal Co. took over the latter station, at which time WHAD would be moved to another frequency.  That happened on July 25, 1927, and the call letters were changed to WTMJ. Events 285 - Diocletian appoints Maximian as Caesar, co-ruler Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. 
As a result, WHAD was shifted to 270 meters (1110 kHz) on September 15, and ordered to share time with WSOE. Events 668 - Eastern Roman Emperor Constans II is assassinated in his bath at Syracuse Italy.  On October 15, WSOE’s power was cut to 250 Watts. Events 533 - Byzantine General Belisarius makes his formal entry into Carthage, having conquered it from the 
To compete with WTMJ, The Wisconsin News entered into a lease arrangement with the School of Engineering on November 15, 1927. Events 655 - Battle of Winwaed: Penda of Mercia is defeated by Oswiu of Northumbria. Year 1927 ( MCMXXVII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The lease was for a minimum of three years. The agreement specified that the newspaper was to “operate the station and furnish all financial support while its ownership and technical supervision was to remain in the hands of the school. " Subsequent license applications filed on January 11 & 12 were filed in the name of the School of Engineering and The Wisconsin News, respectively. Events 1055 - Theodora is crowned Empress of the Byzantine Empire. 
To reflect the new arrangement, The Wisconsin News changed the call letters of WSOE to WISN on January 23, 1928. Events 393 - Roman Emperor Theodosius I proclaims his nine year old son Honorius co-emperor Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar.
With the issuance of its General Order 40 on August 30, 1928, the FRC assigned WISN a new wavelength of 267 meters (1120 kHz) at 250 Watts of power. General Order 40 was an order issued on August 30, 1928 by the new Federal Radio Commission under the Radio Act of 1927 which provided for a reallocation Events 1363 - Beginning date of the Battle of Lake Poyang; the forces of two Chinese rebel leaders— Chen Youliang and Year 1928 ( MCMXXVIII) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian calendar. The new assignment took effect on November 11. Events 308 - The Congress of Carnuntum: Attempting to keep peace within the Roman Empire, the leaders of the Tetrarchy declare It was also ordered to share time with WHAD, with WISN receiving six-sevenths of the available time, and WHAD one-seventh.  The studios, transmitter and towers were still located at the School of Engineering. WHAD had objected to the time-share arrangement with WISN, but its request to shift to 900 kHz was denied by the FRC on October 22. Events 202 BC - Hannibal Barca, leader of the Carthaginians, is defeated by the Roman legions under Scipio Africanus 
WISN applied for permission to increase its power to 1000 Watts on July 29, 1930, and it was granted by the FRC on September 12. Events 1014 - Byzantine-Bulgarian Wars: Battle of Kleidion: Byzantine emperor Basil II inflicts a decisive defeat Year 1930 ( MCMXXX) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display 1930 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 1213 - Albigensian Crusade: Simon de Montfort 5th Earl of Leicester, defeats Peter II of Aragon at the The station was sold to The Wisconsin News in November of that year. 
The station continued to be located at the School of Engineering until 1932. That year, the School of Engineering reorganized itself as a non-profit corporation, and changed its name to the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE). MSOE redirects here For the e-mail program see Outlook Express The Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE is a private University It moved from the Oneida Street building after purchasing the German-English Academy on North Broadway Street. Hearst also owned the morning newspaper, The Milwaukee Sentinel, and the WISN station offices and studios were relocated to its building on Michigan Avenue. The transmitter and tower were relocated to the top of the Milwaukee Electric Railway & Light Co. ’s Public Service Building, and the newspaper took over operational responsibility for WISN.
WHAD applied for 900 kHz again in 1929, under the understanding that it would share time with WLBL. Its application was denied as WHA and WLBL had entered into a time sharing agreement. WHAD appealed to the United States District Court of Appeals, which subsequently upheld the FRC’s decision. It subsequently tried to negotiate a better time-sharing agreement with WISN. The latter interpreted the 1/7 requirement to be one day, while WHAD interpreted it as divided over a week. On November 12, 1931, a hearing was held to decide the matter, and as a result, in licenses issued to the two stations effective on February 19, 1932, specified definite hours for the operation of each. Events 764 - Tibetan troops occupy Chang'an, the capital of the Chinese Tang Dynasty, for fifteen days Year 1931 ( MCMXXXI) was a Common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1931 calendar of the Gregorian calendar. Events 197 - Roman Emperor Septimius Severus defeats usurper Clodius Albinus in the Battle of Lugdunum Year 1932 ( MCMXXXII) was a Leap year starting on Friday of the Gregorian calendar. 
In 1934, The Wisconsin News purchased WHAD from Marquette University, and on May 29, WHAD was deleted and WISN was able to broadcast seven days a week. Events 363 - Roman Emperor Julian defeats the Sassanid army in the Battle of Ctesiphon, under the walls of the 
In 1937, The Wisconsin News became The Milwaukee News, which folded in 1939. WISN then became The Milwaukee Sentinel station, but the call letters were not changed.
In 1941, the FCC shifted WISN to 1150 kHz as a part of The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement (Havana Treaty). The North American Radio Broadcasting Agreement, usually referred to as NARBA, is a treaty made in 1941 between the United States Canada Mexico Cuba the Dominican The station shifted to its current frequency of 1130 kHz on March 11, 1965, at which time its power was increased from 5000 W to its current 50,000 W daytime, 10,000 W nights. Frequency is a measure of the number of occurrences of a repeating event per unit Time. Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 1965 ( MCMLXV) was a Common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar of the 1965 Gregorian calendar.
In 1958, the station reacted to growing listener and advertiser backlash against the growing popularity of rock-and-roll and declared it's format to be "non-rock, anti-Top 40. " To mark the event, the station played 5 hours of rock music then burned that music in the station's courtyard. 
WISN had an adult contemporary format from the 1970s into the 1980s, when they changed to their current news/talk format. Adult contemporary music, frequently abbreviated AC, refers to styles of popular music that ranges from "lush Sixties pop often vocal -based and rooted in Talk radio is a Radio format containing discussion about topical issues
Before 1997, WISN-AM was co-owned with WISN-TV by the Hearst Corporation, however in the wake of the passage of the Telecommunications Act of 1996, Hearst decided to expand their stake in television (creating Hearst-Argyle Television), and sold their radio stations except for two in Baltimore. WISN-TV is a Television station located in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The Telecommunications Act of 1996 was the first major overhaul of United States Telecommunications law in nearly 62 years amending the Communications Act of Hearst-Argyle Television Inc ( is a broadcasting company in the United States. Clear Channel bought WISN-AM, along with sister station WLTQ-FM (97. WQBW (973 FM is a Classic hits / Adult-oriented rock radio station in Milwaukee Wisconsin. 3, now WQBW) the next year. The radio stations stayed within the combined WISN-TV/AM/WLTQ studios at N. 19th St. and Wells St. until 2000, when all five Milwaukee Clear Channel stations moved into WOKY (920)'s expanded studios on Howard Ave. in Greenfield. For other places with the same name see Greenfield (town Wisconsin Greenfield is a city in Milwaukee County, Wisconsin
Currently there are no corporate connections between WISN-TV Channel 12 and WISN-AM, except for the television station providing weather forecasts to all five of Clear Channel's Milwaukee stations.