WTKP

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WTKP
City of license Port St. Joe, Florida
Broadcast area Panama City, Florida
Branding The Ticket
Frequency 93.5 MHz
First air date 1990 (as WMTO)
Format Sports (WTKE-FM simulcast)
ERP 14,500 watts
HAAT 204 meters
Class C2
Facility ID 67579
Former callsigns WMTO (1989-1996)
WSHF (1996)
WOWW (1996)
WEBZ (1996-2007)
WPBH (2007-2012)
Owner Omni Broadcasting, LLC
Webcast Listen Live
Website theticketsportsnetwork.com

WTKP (93.5 FM, "The Ticket") is a commercial sports talk radio station located in Port St. Joe, Florida broadcasting in the Panama City area on 93.5 FM.

History[edit]

WTKP was formerly licensed to Mexico Beach, Florida at 99.3 FM. On May 3, 2007, the station started a simulcast of WEBZ. On May 14, 2007, a call sign change was approved by the FCC moving the WPBH call-sign from 99.3 FM to 93.5 FM. On September 7, 2007, the station changed format to classic rock as "Rock 93.5".

On January 25, 2008, it was announced that the then-WPBH was one of several Clear Channel radio stations to be sold, in order to remain under the ownership caps following the sale of Clear Channel to private investors. Until it was sold, WPBH and other stations to be sold were placed into the Aloha Station Trust. ([1], [2])

The station was sold to Omni Broadcasting LLC on May 15, 2012 for a price of $135,000.00.[3] The transaction was consummated on July 6, 2012.

On July 9, 2012, WPBH changed their format to sports, branded as "The Ticket" (simulcasting WTKE-FM 100.3 FM Niceville, Florida), with new calls WTKP.[1]

Fictional television station and online news site[edit]

The call letters WPBH are used in reference to a fictional T.V. station based in Pittsburgh in the 1993 film Groundhog Day.

There is also a website www.wpbh-tv.com that identifies itself as Channel 9 in Pittsburgh, but is not linked to any active station from the city.

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Coordinates: 29°49′08″N 85°15′32″W / 29.819°N 85.259°W / 29.819; -85.259