WKPT (AM)

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WKPT
WKPT Logo.jpg
City of license Kingsport, Tennessee
Broadcast area Tri Cities
Branding ESPN Tri Cities
Frequency 1400 kHz
First air date 1940
Format Sports
Power 1,000 watts (unlimited)
Class C
Facility ID 27495
Transmitter coordinates 36°32′37″N 82°31′21″W / 36.54361°N 82.52250°W / 36.54361; -82.52250
Callsign meaning W KingsPorT
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Glenwood Communications Corporation
(Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation)
Sister stations WTFM, WOPI, WKTP, WMEV-FM, WRZK, WVEK
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wkptam.com

WKPT (1400 AM) is a North American radio station, located in Kingsport, Tennessee. It operates with a daytime/nighttime power of 1,000 watts. WKPT is one of the oldest radio stations in East Tennessee, first taking the airwaves in 1940.

Programming[edit]

ESPN Radio

Sister stations[edit]

WKPT, WOPI-1490 Bristol, and WKTP-1590 Jonesborough/Johnson City are owned by Holston Valley Broadcasting Corporation, a subsidiary of Glenwood Communications Corporation. Each carries a substantial amount of the same programming each week but breaks away for local sports, specialized programming, and other community events.[1]

Translators[edit]

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W232BP 94.3 Kingsport, TN 250 D FCC
W249AH 97.7 Johnson City, TN 40 D FCC
W250BG 97.9 Bristol, TN 250 D FCC


Holston Valley Broadcasting also operates television stations WKPT-TV 19 (ABC) and WAPK-CA 36 (MyNetworkTV). Other radio stations in the chain include WTFM-FM, WMEV-FM, WVEK-FM and WRZK-FM (95.9 The Hog).

The station was assigned the WKPT call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[2]

History[edit]

In the 1980s, when WTFM switched to adult contemporary music, WKPT took over the station's former beautiful music format, later switching to adult standards from ABC Radio Networks.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "History of WOPI-AM Radio". WOPI official website. Retrieved 2008-03-06. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 

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