WEEO (AM)

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WEEO
City Shippensburg, Pennsylvania
Branding Country Gold Radio
Frequency 1480 kHz
Translator(s) 93.9 W230AX (Shippensburg)
First air date December 5, 1961 (as WSHP)
Format Classic Country (WIOO simulcast)
Power 460 watts (day)
6 watts (night)
Class D
Facility ID 67452
Owner Shippensburg Broadcasting, Inc
Sister stations WIOO, WCAT-FM
Webcast Listen Live streaming URL
Website wioo.com

WEEO (1480 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The station simulcasts a classic country music format with sister station WIOO called "Country Gold Radio".

WEEO - AM is simulcast via a first generation studio to transmitter audio link on 93.9 MHz in stereo 24/7. This station can be heard in Shippensburg, Chambersburg and Newville, PA. WEEO AM's station motto is Shippensburg first.

History[edit]

Arthur Greiner founded the station, originally known as WSHP, back in 1961. The name of the original licensee was Town Radio, Inc. Greiner served as the company's president and the station's general manager.

WSHP originally operated with a daytime power output of 500 watts daytime. It remained a daytime-only station until it received nighttime power authorization in the late 1980s that allowed it to operate at 20 watts.

Sale to Allegheny Mountain Network[edit]

Cary Simpson's Allegheny Mountain Network group of station purchased the station in October 1996. On April 28, 2000, the station changed its call letters to WEEO. On August 1, 2005, Simpson agreed to sell WEEO to its current owner, Eric Swidler, for $65,000.

In 2008 due to major mechanical failure of the internal radiator element of the Valcom, the station constructed a 150 foot folded unipole designed by R.Morgan Burrow, Jr. P.E.,[1] which yields a higher operating efficiency than the Valcom fiberglass antenna that had been used.

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Coordinates: 40°04′30″N 77°32′09″W / 40.07500°N 77.53583°W / 40.07500; -77.53583