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City of license Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Branding ESPN 1490
Frequency 1490 kHz
First air date June 1922 (1922-06)
Format Sports
Power 600 watts
Class C
Facility ID 25870
Transmitter coordinates 40°03′38″N 76°18′59″W / 40.06056°N 76.31639°W / 40.06056; -76.31639Coordinates: 40°03′38″N 76°18′59″W / 40.06056°N 76.31639°W / 40.06056; -76.31639
Callsign meaning Lancaster, PA
Former callsigns WGAL (1922–1977)
WDDL (1977–1979)
Affiliations ESPN Radio
Owner Hall Communications
Sister stations WKZF, WROZ
Website wlpa.com

WLPA (1490 AM) is the ESPN Radio affiliate in Lancaster, Pennsylvania on the AM dial.

The station offers coverage of the following sports teams, according to their official website:

WLPA also simulcasts WGAL's morning newscast.

WLPA was once housed in the historic Jasper Yeates House.[1]

WLPA switched from Fox Sports Radio (which it had carried since July 2005) to ESPN Radio on August 1, 2013. The station had attempted to affiliate with ESPN Radio for some years beforehand, but was unable to do so due to its geographic proximity to WGLD in Manchester Township; however, that station joined CBS Sports Radio in early 2013, making the ESPN affiliation available to WLPA.[2]


  1. ^ ""National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania"" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes John J. Snyder, Jr. (June 1982). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Jasper Yeates House" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-02-23. 
  2. ^ Stark, Eric (June 23, 2013). "WLPA drops FOX in favor of ESPN". Sunday News. Retrieved July 16, 2013. 

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