WPBS (AM)

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WPBS
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City of license Conyers, Georgia
Broadcast area Atlanta metropolitan area
Branding Atlanta Radio Korea
Frequency 1040 kHz (analog)
First air date 1979
Format Korean Music and Talk Programming
Power 50,000 Watts daytime
5,500 Watts critical hours
Class D
Facility ID 42070
Transmitter coordinates 33°40′51″N 84°01′44″W / 33.680957°N 84.028979°W / 33.680957; -84.028979
Former callsigns WCGA
WTPO (1986–1989)
WPBE (1989–2003)
Owner Pacific Star Broadcasting, Inc.
(Pacificstar Media Corporation)
Webcast Listen Live
Website AtlantaRadioKorea.com

WPBS is an AM radio station licensed to the city of Conyers, Georgia in the Atlanta, Georgia radio market. The radio station is considered a Class D AM broadcast facility by the Federal Communications Commission operating with 50,000 watts of power during the daytime, and 5,500 Watts during critical hours (around sunrise and sunset) using a non-directional antenna. The station must sign-off after local sunset to avoid interference to WHO (AM) in Des Moines, Iowa which is a clear channel station on the same frequency.

The radio station WPBS (AM) is in no way related to the Watertown, New York-based PBS member station WPBS-DT, NPR, or the Public Broadcasting Service.

The station signed on at 1050 kHz in 1979 as WCGA. The format was a locally produced and formatted CHR. It became automated as WTPO in 1986. The format became gospel as WPBE ("Praise 1040") in 1989. In September 2003, the station changed operating frequency from its original 1050 kHz to its current 1040 kHz. In May 2005, the station changed its programming format from gospel to the "Planeta X" Spanish talk radio format (which moved from WPBC).

In early 2008, it changed formats to "Spice Radio Atlanta" broadcasting with Desi/Hindu music and talk.

By mid-2009, the station was simulcasting with WFTD's "Atlanta Radio Korea" programming. The Korean language programming of "Atlanta Radio Korea" was then heard exclusively on WPBS and dropped from the former WFTD outlet which then started carrying Spanish language programming.

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