Station History

WCHM NewsTalk 94.3FM and AM1490 is licensed to Clarkesville, Ga. 

Known as "NewsTalk 94.3FM and AM1490," WCHM airs a blend of such national talk show hosts as Rush Limbaugh, Clark Howard, Erick Erickson, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, and the Georgia Bulldogs along with local programming.

Jeff Batten, through WCHM Radio LLC, purchased the station on February 1, 2010. He then purchased a new building for the station in March 2010. On June 18, 2011, WCHM signed on an FM service at 96.7FM and moved frequencies to 94.3FM on January 22, 2020. He, his wife, Julie, and two sons are all proud broadcasters. Jeff owns three other stations in the North Georgia area and loves UGA athletics! Please contact Jeff at with any questions about WCHM!

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  Hazel Cording is the station manager and also serves as the sales manager. She can be reached at

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