|City of license||Winston-Salem, North Carolina|
|Broadcast area||Piedmont Triad|
|Branding||The Light 1340|
|Repeaters||WKEW 1400 AM|
|Power||1,000 watts unlimited|
|Former callsigns||WMQX (1987-1995)|
|Owner||Truth Broadcasting Corporation|
WPOL (1340 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a Gospel format. Licensed to Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA, the station serves the Piedmont Triad area. The station is currently owned by Truth Broadcasting Corporation.
At one time, this station was known as WAIR, which was a Top 40 station in the 60s and 70s. From 1970 to 1973, Tom Kent the nationally syndicated radio personality was just a teenager working at WAIR where he got his broadcasting start working under then owner Nick Patella.
For a number of years, most of the station's programming was the same as that on 93.1 FM. The station changed to its current call letters and gospel format in 1994. The WKEW simulcast began at the end of 2000.
|City of license||ERP
|W276CI||103.1||Winston-Salem, North Carolina||250||D||FCC|
- "WPOL Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
- "WPOL Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
- Robin Adams, "Black-Oriented Radio Stations Make Gains," Winston-Salem Chronicle, August 8, 1985.
- "Dillon Fence Reunites for N.C. Performances," Greensboro News & Record, December 21, 2000.
- "W276CI Radio Station Information".
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WPOL
- Radio-Locator Information on WPOL
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WPOL
- Query the FCC's AM station database for WKEW
- Radio-Locator Information on WKEW
- Query Nielsen Audio's AM station database for WKEW
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