WOPG-FM

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WOPG-FM
City of license Esperance, New York
Broadcast area Mohawk Valley, Capital District
Frequency 89.9 MHz
First air date November 3, 2010
Format Catholic
ERP 1,400 watts
HAAT 306 meters
Class B1
Facility ID 171661
Transmitter coordinates 42°46′28.60″N 74°40′54.50″W / 42.7746111°N 74.6818056°W / 42.7746111; -74.6818056
Callsign meaning Words Of Peace and Goodness
Affiliations EWTN Radio
Owner Pax et Bonum, Inc.
Sister stations WOPG
Website http://pax-et-bonum-radio.org/

WOPG-FM is a Catholic radio station licensed to Esperance, New York and owned by Pax et Bonum, Inc. The station broadcasts at 89.9 MHz at 1,400 watts effective radiated power and serves the Mohawk Valley and Capital District. The station primarily carries satellite-fed programming by EWTN Radio.

History[edit]

WOPG is the newest radio station in the Mohawk Valley region, having signed on November 3, 2010. The station is a rimshot into both Albany, New York and Utica, New York, and broadcasts from studios located at the St. Stanislaus School in Amsterdam, New York at a former microwave tower located near Cherry Valley, New York.[1]

In October 2013, Pax et Bonum announced that it would acquire WDDY (1460 AM) from The Walt Disney Company; upon the deal's completion, that station was renamed WOPG and became a simulcast of WOPG-FM. Concurrently, the station relocated its studios to the 1460 transmitter site in Delmar, New York. The acquisition was made to improve WOPG's reception in the Capital District, which has been affected by terrain.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Northeast Radio Watch by Scott Fybush". November 15, 2010. 
  2. ^ Bushner, Brian (October 31, 2013). "Disney finds religion in Albany". Albany Business Review. Retrieved November 9, 2013. 

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