WCTC (1450 AM) is an American radio station broadcasting a syndicated and live talk radio format. Licensed to New Brunswick, New Jersey, the station serves the Middlesex, Somerset & Union County area ("M-S-U"...Arbitron Market #41). The station is currently owned by Greater Media (through The Sentinel Publishing Co.). The station broadcasts in C-QUAM AM stereo. It is the chief radio broadcaster for Rutgers University athletic events and Somerset Patriots independent league baseball games. WCTC is also the primary source for winter school closing announcements. WCTC's former Talk format continues with the weekday morning show featuring New Jersey radio veteran Bert Baron, entitled "Jersey Central." The weekday lineup includes Laura Ingraham from 9 to noon, Rich Eisen from noon to 3, and Tommy G from 3 to 6 PM. WCTC also airs special interest shows on the weekends.
WCTC derives its callsign from the Chanticleer, a flamboyant fighting rooster from the medieval fable Reynard the Fox (Le Roman de Renart). It is also used by Geoffrey Chaucer in the Canterbury Tales which was the Rutgers mascot from 1925 to 1955. The station is currently owned by Greater Media, Inc. Its sister station is WMGQ-FM, another Greater Media property.