WINC (1400 AM) is a broadcast radio station licensed to Winchester,
Virginia, United States. WINC (studios pictured) serves Winchester, and
Frederick and Clarke Counties, Virginia. The station's current format,
established in 1996, is mainly conservative talk programs and top-of-
the-hour news from Fox News Radio; sports at Virginia Tech are also
covered. Launched on June 26, 1941, by Richard Field Lewis, Jr., WINC
was Winchester's first radio station. Events in its history include a
1947 contest to win "a free pair of nylon hose and a $10 handbag" that
knocked out the city's entire telephone system, and country music legend
Patsy Cline making her performing debut in 1948. In the late 1950s, the
station's chief engineer designed a CONELRAD alarm device for FM
stations to warn listeners in the event of enemy attack during the Cold
War. WINC had difficulty renewing its license in the early 1970s, as it
was exceeding Federal Communications Commission limits on commercials
per hour. In 1988, a local prosecutor called one of its promotions an
"illegal cash lottery"; a judge disagreed. The station was sold by the
Lewis family to North Carolina-based Centennial Broadcasting in 2007.
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Today's selected anniversaries:
En no Gyōja, the founder of the Japanese Buddhist sect known as
Shugendō, was exiled to Izu Ōshima for witchcraft.
War of Jenkins' Ear: A Spanish column of 300 regular troops,
free black militia and Indian auxiliaries stormed Britain's
strategically crucial position of Fort Mose in Spanish Florida.
French chemist Henri Moissan reported he was able to
successfully isolate elemental fluorine, for which he later won the
Nobel Prize in Chemistry.
At a conference in San Francisco, delegates from 50 nations
signed a charter establishing the United Nations.
Irish crime reporter Veronica Guerin was murdered while she was
stopped at a traffic light, an event which helped establish Ireland's
Criminal Assets Bureau.
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