Station History

WCHM NewsTalk 96.7FM and AM1490 is licensed to Clarkesville, Ga.

Known as "NewsTalk 96.7FM and AM1490," WCHM airs a blend of such national talk show hosts as Rush Limbaugh, Clark Howard, Glenn Beck, Mark Levin, Sean Hannity, and the Georgia Bulldogs along with local programming.

Jeff Batten through WCHM Radio LLC, purchased the station February 1, 2010. He then purchased a new building for the station in March 2010. On June 18, 2011, WCHM signed on an FM carrier at 96.7FM.

He, his wife, Julie, and two sons live in Tucker, Georgia. Jeff owns two other broadcasting companies in the Atlanta area and loves Braves baseball, UGA football and Duke basketball! Please contact Jeff at with any questions about NewsTalk 1490 WCHM!

WCHM is going to be everywhere this year! Sales & Marketing Manager Hazel Cording (in the middle) mugs with a couple of WCHM fans at a recent grand opening! Write to Hazel anytime at

The Morning lineup is entertaining, uplifting and...hilarious! Catch Lori, Spencer, Sarah, Hazel, Nick and Nathan weekdays from 7a-9a!

WCHM is making radio great in Habersham County! Got a news tip? Write Nathan at

WCHM's staff is working hard at another appearance!