|City of license||Auburndale, Wisconsin|
|Broadcast area||Stevens Point, Wisconsin Rapids|
|First air date||February 5, 1923|
|Format||Public radio, News|
|Power||5,000 watts (daytime)
70 watts (night)
|Callsign meaning||Wisconsin, Land of Beautiful Lakes|
|Former callsigns||WPAH (1923-1924)|
|Affiliations||Wisconsin Public Radio, NPR, American Public Media|
|Owner||Wisconsin Educational Communications Board|
|Website||Wisconsin Public Radio|
WLBL (930 AM) is a radio station licensed to Auburndale, Wisconsin, serving Stevens Point and Wisconsin Rapids. The station is part of Wisconsin Public Radio (WPR), and airs WPR's "Ideas Network", consisting of news and talk programming.
WLBL is the second-oldest station in the Wisconsin Public Radio network. It first went on the air on February 5, 1923 as WPAH, broadcasting from Waupaca. It moved to Stevens Point under its current calls in 1924. In 1932, it began sharing programs with Madison's WHA--the ancestor of today's Wisconsin Public Radio network. Owned for many years by the state Commerce Department, it is now owned by the Wisconsin Educational Communications Board.
WLBL must power down to 70 watts at sunset, resulting in spotty coverage even in Stevens Point. It is allowed to boost its power to 500 watts before sunrise, then go to full power at sunrise. Because of this, an HD Radio subchannel of the full Ideas Network schedule is heard on Wausau's WHRM-FM (90.9-3), a sister station to WLBL which carries WPR's NPR News and Classical service.
- See also Wisconsin Public Radio
- Wisconsin Public Radio
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