WPDA

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
For the Pakistani government agency, see Water and Power Development Authority.
WPDA
WPDA logo.gif
City of license Jeffersonville, New York
Slogan Home of Rock & Roll
Frequency 106.1 MHz
First air date 1966
Format Album-oriented rock (AOR)
(WPDH simulcast)
ERP 1,600 watts
HAAT 191 meters
Class A
Facility ID 3655
Transmitter coordinates 41°48′57.00″N 74°45′42.00″W / 41.8158333°N 74.7616667°W / 41.8158333; -74.7616667
Affiliations AP Radio
Owner Townsquare Media
(Townsquare Media Poughkeepsie Licenses, LLC)
Webcast Listen Live
Website wpdh.com

WPDA (106.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an album-oriented rock (AOR) format, simulcasting WPDH 101.5 FM Poughkeepsie, New York. Licensed to Jeffersonville, New York, USA. The station is currently owned by Townsquare Media and features programing from AP Radio.[1]

WPDA also breaks away from the format to simulcast New York Yankees games with sister station, country WKXP.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Cumulus Media would swap its stations in Dubuque, Iowa and Poughkeepsie, New York (including WPDA) to Townsquare Media in exchange for Peak Broadcasting's Fresno, California stations. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare, Peak, and Dial Global are all controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[2][3] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[4]

Cultural References[edit]

A radio station with call sign WPDA is mentioned in an episode of Twilight Zone (Season 2, Episode 20, "Static").

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WPDA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013. 

External links[edit]