WPUL

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WPUL
City of license South Daytona, Florida
Broadcast area Daytona Beach, Florida
Slogan "News, Progressive Talk, Inspiration"
Frequency 1590 (kHz)
First air date September 1, 1988 (1988-09-01)
Format Urban Gospel, Progressive talk
Power 1,000 watts (day)
32 watts (night)
Class D
Former callsigns WDAT (1957–1959)
WELE (1959–1981)
WZIP (1981–1988)
Owner PSI Communications, LLC
Website www.wpul1590.com

WPUL AM 1590 is a radio station that serves the Daytona Beach area. Most recently, the station had an urban gospel and progressive talk format targeted toward the African American community. It is owned by PSI Communications, LLC.

History[edit]

The station went on air in 1957 under the call letters WDAT as a country-western station. Its call letters changed to WELE in 1959, and its format changed to a black music format in 1963 before going back to country by 1967.[1] In 1981, the station took in new call letters WZIP and became an oldies station before returning to country in 1986.[1]

In 1988, a group of investors who were graduates of the historically black Morehouse College bought WZIP, and the station call letters changed to WPUL and format changed to urban contemporary.[2]

Most recently, WPUL broadcast progressive talk radio shows including The Thom Hartmann Program and The Stephanie Miller Show as well as various African-American-oriented shows like Keepin' It Real with Al Sharpton and locally produced shows.[3]

The station has been silent since February 17, 2014 as station owners seek a new broadcast tower site.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b http://cflradio.net/1590_WPUL_AM.htm
  2. ^ a b "WPUL-AM 1590 goes silent". Daytona Times. February 20, 2014. Retrieved August 15, 2014. 
  3. ^ http://www.wpul1590.com/

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 29°09′16″N 81°01′20″W / 29.15444°N 81.02222°W / 29.15444; -81.02222