WGPC

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WGPC
WGPC 1450TheFan logo.png
City Albany, Georgia
Broadcast area Albany, GA and Vicinity
Branding 1450 The Fan
Slogan "Albany's Sports Station"
Frequency 1450 kHz
First air date 1932 (1932)
Last air date January 2, 2017 (2017-01-02)
Format Defunct, was Sports
Power 1,000 watts
Class C
Facility ID 830
Transmitter coordinates 31°34′55″N 84°11′58″W / 31.58194°N 84.19944°W / 31.58194; -84.19944Coordinates: 31°34′55″N 84°11′58″W / 31.58194°N 84.19944°W / 31.58194; -84.19944
Former callsigns WENC (1932–1934)
Former frequencies 1420 kHz (1932–1941)
Affiliations CBS Sports Radio
The Weather Channel
Owner Cumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
Sister stations WALG, WEGC, WJAD, WKAK, WNUQ, WQVE
Website 1450thefanalbany.com

WGPC (branded as 1450 The Fan) was a radio station serving Albany, Georgia, United States and surrounding cities with sports radio programming from CBS Sports Radio. This station broadcast on AM frequency 1450 kHz and was under ownership of Cumulus Media.

The station was first licensed in 1932 as WENC on 1420 kHz, operating from Americus.[1] In 1934, the station moved to Albany and changed its call letters to WGPC,[1] becoming the first station in the city.[2] In 1941, the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement moved the station to 1450.

WGPC went dark after its tower, which had been used since 1940, was cut in half during a storm on January 2, 2017.[2] On March 22, 2017, Cumulus told WALB that the WGPC license had been surrendered to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC);[3] the FCC canceled the license on March 24, 2017.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "WGPC FCC history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  2. ^ a b Miller, Dave (January 11, 2017). "Albany's first radio tower wrecked by storm winds". WALB.com. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  3. ^ Miller, Dave (March 22, 2017). "Albany's first radio station gone-- for good". WALB.com. Retrieved March 22, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Station Search Details (DWGPC)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 24, 2017. 

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