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Frequency 880AM (kHz)
City Fairview, North Carolina
Market Asheville
Branding 880 The Revolution
Owner Clear Channel Communications
Power 5,000 watts (daytime only)
Airdate 1988
Format launch 2004
Format dropped
Sister stations
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WPEK (880 AM), known as "880 the Revolution", is a news/talk-formatted radio station licensed to Fairview, North Carolina, serving the Asheville area. The station is owned by Clear Channel Communications.

Progressive talk programming[]

The daytime-only station carries a full-time progressive talk format.

In 2004, WPEK switched to progressive talk as 880 The Revolution. Today the station airs talk shows by hosts Stephanie Miller, Randi Rhodes, Bill Press, Thom Hartman, Ed Schultz, and local hosts Virato and Errington Thompson. Weekend programing includes Mountain Music Time, a program of traditional bluegrass and mountain music broadcast on Saturday mornings, followed by The Errington Thompson Show, maintaining the progressive political format, then followed by VIRATO LIVE! for three hours of a holistic, cultural creative, metaphysical talk format. The station carries other syndicated hosts such as Kim Komando.


WTZY signed on in the mid-90s with a talk radio format, the first Asheville station to air Rush Limbaugh. When the station's talk programming was moved to WWNC, the station, WTZY, was purchased by Clear Channel Communications, Inc. and became WPEK "The Peak", a classic country station. Later, the format was adult standards.


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Source: Arbitron

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