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Call Letters WSUM - 5/31/73 - WSUM goes on the air at at 6:15a.m. The 500 watt station is licensed to ma, at 1000 on the AM dial. It airs  until 8:45 p.m., with expanded hours in June from 5:45 a.m. to 9:00 p.m., and a lineup that includes Jim Doney in  morning drive, Linn Sheldon from 11:15 to noon, Ted Alexander from 12:15 to 5:00 p.m., and Joey James from 5:15 to  sign off. Gib Shanley is sports director, Michael Hissam is news director, Pat Longworth the news editor, and Nancy  Watson does ma Beat News. The signal originates from four 220 foot towers on a 15 and a half acre site at 12721  Abbey Road in North Royalton, where the studios are also located. Bill Hull is chief engineer. The station soon goes  broke and is off the air.  10/5/76 - The Christian Broadcasting Association of Canton takes over WSUM and resumes programming under new  management. It airs religious programs on a pre-taped basis from local and national sources. The rest of the day is talk programming with hosts including Merle Pollis.