WESX 1230 AM broadcasts 24/7, providing a great service to Brazilian, Spanish and other communities in this great region and worldwide.
It is on WESX where many come to spread their faith, announce their products, and testify that it is possible and necessary to live together in union and peace. As it is said: "UNITED WE STAND; DIVIDED WE FALL"
WESX made its debut on December 10, 1939, at 1200 kHz on the AM band, with studios in Salem MA; the transmitter was in Marblehead MA. The station's original owner was Charles W. Phelan, who had been the director of sales for the Yankee Network in Boston from 1928 to early 1939. The station's first program manager also came from the Yankee Network-- Van D. Sheldon, who had most recently been in charge of the Artists Bureau, where he auditioned and hired the bands that performed on the air. The programming and advertising on WESX targeted the cities and towns north of Boston, the area known as the "North Shore." But by 1949, Phelan was in poor health; in early November, he sold the station to James D. Asher and Joseph H. Tobin, who also owned radio station WJDA in Quincy. After James D. Asher died in 1973 , his son Jay ran the stations until May 2006, at which time they were sold to Otto Miller, who changed both stations from their full-service (news, talk, local sports, music) format to a Spanish-language format.