WTBN

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WTBN
City of license Pinellas Park, Florida
Broadcast area Tampa Bay
Branding WTBN AM 570/910
Frequency 570 kHz
Repeaters WTWD 910 kHz, Plant City, Florida
Format Religious
Power 5,000 watts day and night
Class B
Facility ID 51985
Transmitter coordinates 28°12′40.00″N 82°31′46.00″W / 28.2111111°N 82.5294444°W / 28.2111111; -82.5294444
Former callsigns WFSO, WPLP
Owner Salem Communications
(Common Ground Broadcasting, Inc.)
Website bayword.com

WTBN (570 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a religious format.[1] Licensed to Pinellas Park, Florida, USA, it serves the Tampa Bay area. The station is currently owned by Salem Communications.[2]

WTBN's programming can also be heard on WTWD 910 AM, licensed in Plant City, Florida, serving the eastern portion of the Tampa Bay market.

History[edit]

The station previously broadcast two shows hosted by Gary Gauthier, It's God's Money and All About Florida Real Estate until Gauthier was arrested in January, 2014 for running a Ponzi scheme from 2005 until 2010, which allegedly allowed Gauthier and a partner to bilk $6 million from the retirement savings of at least 38 people.[3][4]

See also[edit]

  • WPLP (previous station that broadcast on 570)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  2. ^ "WTBN Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  3. ^ Kuruvilla, Carol (January 31, 2014). "Former Christian radio host arrested for $6 million Ponzi scheme". New York Daily News (New York, New York: Mortimer Zuckerman). Retrieved February 11, 2014. 
  4. ^ Thompson, Stephen (January 30, 2014). "Former Christian radio host arrested for $6 million Ponzi scheme". The Tampa Tribune (Tampa, Florida: Tampa Media Group, Inc./Media General). Retrieved February 11, 2014. 

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