WSLP

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WSLP
Simulcasts WRGR Tupper Lake
WSLP Logo
Broadcast areaSaranac Lake, New York
Frequency100.7 MHz
BrandingLake FM
Programming
FormatVariety hits
Ownership
OwnerNorth Country Radio Corp.
WLPW, WRGR, WVSL
History
First air date
2009
Former call signs
WXMR (2009–2012)
WPLB (2012–2016)
WIRY-FM (2016–2020)
WPLA (2020–2021)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID166029
ClassA
ERP3,100 watts
HAAT−52 meters (−171 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
44°15′43″N 74°01′19″W / 44.26194°N 74.02194°W / 44.26194; -74.02194Coordinates: 44°15′43″N 74°01′19″W / 44.26194°N 74.02194°W / 44.26194; -74.02194
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen Live
Websitelakefmradio.com

WSLP (100.7 FM, "Lake FM") is a commercial variety hits radio station broadcasting from Ray Brook, New York. It is owned by North Country Radio Corp.

The station was formerly WXMR with a tagline called "Radio Bistro".[1] The call letters were changed to WPLB on August 6, 2012;[2] it eventually changed to a country music format, "Kickin' Country," which was simulcast with WNMR (107.1 FM, now WWFK) and competed with WOKO and WTNN.

In March 2016, the station was leased to WIRY. The arrangement allowed for the FM station to occasionally broadcast separate programming from the AM station (for instance, WIRY's regular programming could continue on the FM station while the AM station carried a sporting event).[3] The callsign was changed to WIRY-FM on March 15, 2016.[2]

WIRY-FM went silent on January 7, 2020, after WIRY changed ownership the previous month and the new owners ended WIRY's agreement to operate it.[4] An application is pending to move the frequency from Plattsburgh West to Ray Brook, New York.

The station changed its call sign to WPLA on July 10, 2020.

In late January 2021 WPLA changed their call letters to WSLP, moved from Plattsburgh West, New York to Ray Brook, New York, and picked the WSLP call letters and "Lake FM" variety hits format from 93.3 FM Saranac Lake, which picked up the WPLA call letters.[5] That June, Benjamin Homel (known professionally as Randy Michaels), who owned the station through Radioactive, LLC, filed to sell the station to operator North Country Radio Corp.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WXMR-FM 100.7". Rambler Interactive. Retrieved 2013-09-07.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  3. ^ Heath, Dan (March 24, 2016). "WIRY launches FM signal". Press-Republican. Retrieved April 1, 2016.
  4. ^ "BLSTA - 20200108AAL Notification of Suspension of Operations / Request for Silent STA — WIRY-FM". January 8, 2020. Retrieved August 13, 2020.
  5. ^ WSLP Completes Frequency Change Radioinsight - February 3, 2021
  6. ^ Venta, Lance (June 18, 2021). "Station Sales Week Of 6/18". RadioInsight. Retrieved April 16, 2022.

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