WPLA

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For the Green Cove Springs, Florida radio station that held the call sign WPLA at 107.3 FM from 2005 to 2010, see WWJK.
WPLA
City of license Dry Branch, Georgia
Broadcast area Macon, Georgia
Slogan "Fox Sports 1670"
Frequency 1670 kHz
Format Sports
Power 10,000 watts day
1,000 watts night
Class B
Facility ID 87110
Transmitter coordinates 32°48′16″N 83°36′16″W / 32.80444°N 83.60444°W / 32.80444; -83.60444Coordinates: 32°48′16″N 83°36′16″W / 32.80444°N 83.60444°W / 32.80444; -83.60444
Former callsigns WAXP (1998-1998)
WNML(1998-1999)
WRNC (1999-2003)
WMWR (2003-2006)
WVVM (2006-2009)
WFSM (2009-2010)
Owner Clear Channel Communications
(AM/FM Radio Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WIBB, WIBB-FM, WPCH, WQBZ, WRBV, WZCH
Website [1]

WPLA (1670 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Sports format. Licensed to Dry Branch, Georgia, USA, the station serves the Macon area during the day and the southeast United States at night. The station is currently owned by Clear Channel Communications.[1]

Fox Sports 1670 is the home of the Bill Shanks Show from 3-6 pm every weekday. Shanks is joined by producer Russ Brown, update anchor Charles Olson, and occasionally Skip Seda. The program focuses on state sports, with the Atlanta Braves, Atlanta Falcons, Georgia Bulldogs, Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, and Atlanta Hawks the main focus.

WPLA also is the flagship station for Mercer University Bears Basketball.

History[edit]

The station was assigned the call letters WAXP on March 6, 1998. On July 1, 1998, the station changed its call sign to WNML, then on March 1, 1999 to WRNC. WRNC changed on November 17, 2003 to WMWR, again on February 21, 2006 to WVVM, then on March 2, 2009 to WFSM, and on October 14, 2010 to the current WPLA.[2]

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