WPLR

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WPLR
City of license New Haven, Connecticut
Broadcast area New Haven, Connecticut
Branding 99.1 PLR
Slogan Connecticut's #1 Rock Station
Frequency 99.1 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1944 (as WNHC-FM)
Format Rock
ERP 15,000 watts
HAAT 276 meters (906 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 46968
Transmitter coordinates 41°25′23.00″N 72°57′6.00″W / 41.4230556°N 72.9516667°W / 41.4230556; -72.9516667
Former callsigns WNHC-FM (1944-1970)
Owner Connoisseur Media
(Connoisseur Media Licenses, LLC)
Sister stations WEZN-FM, WFOX, WYBC-FM
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wplr.com

WPLR (99.1 FM, also known as "99.1 PLR" or "Connecticut's #1 Rock Station") based out of New Haven, Connecticut, is an album-oriented rock station owned by Connoisseur Media as of May 10, 2013.[1][2][3]

The station, which started as WNHC-FM, has a history as a pioneer in the AOR format, with which it has closely identified since its inception in the early 1970s.

The physical location of the station has also changed as the studios are now co-located with other radio stations in Milford, Connecticut. Previously, the studios were located in Hamden and prior to that the offices and studios were on Chapel Street in New Haven. The transmitter tower is based in Hamden. The station plays a mainstream rock playlist that goes from Jimi Hendrix to Led Zeppelin to Pearl Jam to the modern eara. PLR is a traditional ratings powerhouse in southern Connecticut, though it provides city-grade coverage to most of the state, including Hartford. In recent years, format changes at Hartford stations have allowed it to gain more of a statewide audience.

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