WELV-LP

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WELV-LP
City Ellenville, New York
Frequency 107.9 MHz
First air date 2005
Format Adult Hits
ERP 100 watts
HAAT −122.7 meters (−403 ft)
Class L1
Facility ID 131711
Transmitter coordinates 41°43′7.00″N 74°23′21.00″W / 41.7186111°N 74.3891667°W / 41.7186111; -74.3891667Coordinates: 41°43′7.00″N 74°23′21.00″W / 41.7186111°N 74.3891667°W / 41.7186111; -74.3891667
Callsign meaning Ellenville[1]
Owner Ellenville Central School District
Webcast Listen Live
Website Official website

WELV-LP (107.9 FM) is a low-power FM radio station broadcasting an adult hits music format.[2] Licensed to Ellenville, New York, USA, the station is currently owned by Ellenville Central School District.[3]

History[edit]

The Federal Communications Commission issued a construction permit for the station on October 29, 2003.[4] The station was assigned the WELV-LP call sign on December 13, 2004,[5] began testing in April 2005, and received its license to cover on September 30, 2005.[6] The station's call sign dates back to the early 1960s, when it was originated by Ellenville's commercial station (now WRWD (AM)), and often used by its FM sister station (now WRWB-FM). The station is operated by Ellenville Central School District students and staff, who developed the station as an extension of the existing cable television programming, which included WELV's precursor, Radio Ellenville.[7] The station's morning show, "Dennis In The Morning," debuted in February 2006, hosted by Dennis Warner and ECSD broadcasting students. Warner and the show have won regional awards from Hudson Valley Magazine in 2006 and 2007,[8] and the Times Herald-Record in 2008.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web. July 19, 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  2. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Summer 2009. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  3. ^ "WELV-LP Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  4. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. October 29, 2003. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  5. ^ "Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  6. ^ "Application Search Details". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. September 30, 2005. Retrieved August 7, 2009. 
  7. ^ "Music To Our Ears". Ellenville Journal. June 14, 2007. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  8. ^ "Toast of the Town". Ellenville Journal. October 5, 2006. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 
  9. ^ "Best of 2008". Times Herald-Record. January 2, 2009. Retrieved November 26, 2009. 

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