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 like 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 carrier at 96.7FM.

He, his wife, Julie, and two sons  (pictured right)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!


Hazel Cording (pictured above) is the Station Manager along with the station Sales Manager. Write to Hazel anytime at 

The Morning lineup is entertaining, uplifting and...hilarious! Catch The Morning After With Harv & Hazel and The Morning Dish with Spencer & Sarah, weekdays from 7a-9a! Harv is the host of The Morning After and the Operations Manager. Contact Harv at 

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