WPEL-FM

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WPEL
Wpel.jpg
City of license Montrose, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Scranton, Pennsylvania
Binghamton, New York
Elmira, New York
Frequency 96.5 (MHz)
Translator(s) 91.7 (Elmira, NY)
92.1 (Sayre, PA)
94.7 (Endicott, NY)
106.3 (Binghamton, NY)
Format Religious
Transmitter coordinates 41°51′16.30″N 75°51′48.70″W / 41.8545278°N 75.8635278°W / 41.8545278; -75.8635278
Callsign meaning We Proclaim Everlasting Life
Owner Montrose Broadcasting Corp.
Website http://www.wpel.org

WPEL is a religious radio station in Montrose, Pennsylvania. It is a non-commercial, listener-supported radio station owned and operated by the Montrose Broadcasting Corporation, a non-profit organization founded by W. Douglas Roe.

History[edit]

WPEL-AM, a 1,000 watt daytime station at 800 AM, has been on the air since May 30, 1953. It broadcasts gospel music from 6:00 a.m. to sunset.

WPEL-FM, at 96.5 FM, began broadcasting on June 5, 1961. At 57,000 watts, it is one of the region's most powerful radio stations. Located about halfway between Scranton, Pennsylvania and Binghamton, New York, WPEL-FM serves a potential audience of more than 800,000 listeners in 16 counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York’s Southern Tier. It broadcasts a blended format of Bible teaching programs, inspirational music and newscasts.

WPEL-FM began streaming their programming on the world-wide-web on April 17, 2008.

Programming[edit]

The primary announcers of WPEL-FM are Aaron Griggs and Brenda Sheridan.

Ownership[edit]

The Montrose Broadcasting Corporation also owns and operates radio stations WPGM-AM/FM in Danville, Pennsylvania and WBGM-FM in New Berlin, Pennsylvania.

Translators[edit]

In addition to the main transmitter, WPEL is relayed on 4 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
Class FCC info
W219CE 91.7 Elmira, New York 55 D FCC
W221AS 92.1 Sayre, Pennsylvania 8 D FCC
W234BT 94.7 Endicott, New York 250 D FCC
W292DL 106.3 Binghamton, NY 14 D FCC

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