WCDL

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WCDL
City Carbondale, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Scranton/Wilkes-Barre
Branding NEPA's Sports Radio, The Game
Frequency 1440 kHz AM
Translator(s) 106.7 W294BJ (Honesdale)
Format Sports radio
Power 5,000 watts daytime only
37 watts nighttime
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 41°33′23″N 75°29′07″W / 41.55639°N 75.48528°W / 41.55639; -75.48528Coordinates: 41°33′23″N 75°29′07″W / 41.55639°N 75.48528°W / 41.55639; -75.48528
Owner Bold Gold Media Group
Sister stations WTRW, WICK, WYCK, WWRR, WPSN, WDNH, WYCY, WDNB
Website www.nepasportsradio.com

WCDL is an AM broadcasting radio station licensed to Carbondale, Pennsylvania. The station operates on a frequency of 1440 kHz with 5,000 Watts of power using a non-directional antenna during daytime hours only. However, the station has plans filed with the Federal Communications Commission to extend their broadcast hours to nighttime with a power reduction to 37 Watts (same non-directional signal) during that time period. The Federal Communications Commission considers WCDL a Class D AM broadcast station. Bold Gold Media Group are the current owners of WCDL.

The station flipped formats from Adult Standards to a mix of Tropical and Spanish language adult contemporary [1] format in August 2007 [2] branded as "Caliente" (translation from Spanish into English as "Hot") to serve the region's growing Hispanic population.[3] Former sister station WNAK, 730 kHz, located in Nanticoke, started simulcasting WCDL programming in October 2007.[1]

In late 2008 WCDL returned to the Adult Standards format,[4] simulcasting with WNAK 730 kHz under the slogan "The Greatest Music of All Time".

As of 2011, WCDL was simulcasting with WICK and WYCK.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "More 'Caliente' For Northeast Pennsylvania". Hispanic Market Weekly (Coral Gables, Florida). Retrieved October 22, 2007. 
  2. ^ Fybush, Scott. "Northeast Radio Watch". Retrieved 2007-08-27. 
  3. ^ Haggerty, James. "The Times Tribune". The Times-Tribune (Scranton). Retrieved 2007-09-11. 
  4. ^ Fybush, Scott. "Northeast Radio Watch". Retrieved 2008-12-08. 

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