WFPK

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WFPK
WFPK Logo.png
City Louisville, Kentucky
Broadcast area Louisville
Branding Independent Louisville
Slogan "91.9 WFPK Independent Louisville"
Frequency 91.9 MHz
First air date 1954
Format Adult album alternative
Power 6800 watts
HAAT 236 meters
Class B
Transmitter coordinates 38°21′55″N 85°50′24″W / 38.36528°N 85.84000°W / 38.36528; -85.84000Coordinates: 38°21′55″N 85°50′24″W / 38.36528°N 85.84000°W / 38.36528; -85.84000
Callsign meaning disambiguation of sister station WFPL's callsign
Owner Louisville Public Media
Webcast Listen Live - direct streaming URL
Listen Live - player
Website wfpk.org

WFPK is a 24-hour listener-supported, noncommercial radio station in Louisville, Kentucky, United States, broadcasting at 91.9 MHz FM with an adult album alternative format. The station plays national and local alternative music as well as jazz all day on Sunday. It is owned by Louisville Public Media.

History[edit]

The station was founded in 1954 by the Louisville Free Public Library as a classical music station. It was a sister station to WFPL.

In 1975, the station received the entire inventory of classical music recordings from WHAS-FM (now WAMZ-FM), which had discontinued the format after a nine-year run. In 1993, the Free Public Library and the University of Louisville's WUOL-FM (which had competed against WFPK for classical listeners for over 15 years) joined forces to form the Public Radio Partnership, now Louisville Public Media. At that time, WFPK adopted its current format.

Programming[edit]

WFPK hosts the weekly series Live Lunch, which features local and national acts performing live in front of a studio audience in the station's performance studio. Guests of Live Lunch have included Tommy Emmanuel, Will Oldham, Alejandro Escovedo, The Subdudes, Jonatha Brooke, The Decemberists, Over the Rhine, The Derek Trucks Band, Amos Lee, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and local Louisville bands My Morning Jacket, The Muckrakers and Digby. In 2007, the station released Best of WFPK Live Vol. 1, a limited-edition CD that contained recordings from the series; the disc was given away as an exclusive premium for new members during the spring 2007 membership drive. Since then, it has released 10 more member-exclusive CDs containing more live songs recorded during Live Lunch and other in-studio performances.

A very popular weekend show, Woody's Roadhouse (12 mid-6am Saturday) specializes in heritage R&B, C&W, Blues, Rockabilly and classic Southern Quartet Gospel.

WFPK, along with its sister stations WFPL and WUOL, presently broadcasts an HD radio signal.

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