WPAB

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WPAB
WPAB-AM logo.jpg
City Ponce, Puerto Rico
Broadcast area Puerto Rico
Branding PAB 550 Ponce[1]
Slogan La Radio del Sur de Puerto Rico[citation needed]
Frequency 550 kHz
First air date 1940
Format Spanish News/Talk
Power 5,000 watts (unlimited)
Class B
Facility ID 53077
Transmitter coordinates 17°59′27″N 66°37′46″W / 17.99083°N 66.62944°W / 17.99083; -66.62944Coordinates: 17°59′27″N 66°37′46″W / 17.99083°N 66.62944°W / 17.99083; -66.62944
Callsign meaning Puerto Rico
American
Broadcasting
Affiliations CNN Radio
Owner WPAB, Inc.
(Alfonso Gimenez Porrata[2])
Website pab550.com

WPAB (550 AM, "550 Ponce"[3]) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish News/Talk format. Licensed to Ponce, Puerto Rico, it serves the greater Puerto Rico area. The station is currently owned by WPAB, Inc. Its call letters, PAB, stand for "Puertorican American Broadcasting" corporation.[4]

Significance[edit]

The radio station is "one of the most important radio stations in Puerto Rico", and the one that introduced Puerto Rico to the news and interviews format.[5]

History[edit]

The station was founded in the 1940s by Miguel Soltero Palermo and Alfonso Giménez Aguayo. It had its first studios on Calle Leon in the Ponce Historic Zone, then moved to more spacious quarters on Calle Villa in the 1950s.[6] It is located at 1831 Ave. Eduardo Ruberté, in Barrio Playa, Ponce, Puerto Rico.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debuta en la radio Noticias de Ponce. Sandra Torres Guzmán. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 6 November 2013. Year 31. (Actual printed version mistakingly states "Año 32/Year 32") Issue 1562. Page 26. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. ^ Reconocen Trayectoria periodistica de Luis Valera: La Junta de Sindicos del a PUCPR lo reconocio al bautizar con su nombre el estudio principal de la prestigiosa emisora radial. Junior Lugo. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Year 32. Issue 1577. Page 54. 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ Debuta en la radio Noticias de Ponce. Sandra Torres Guzmán. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 6 November 2013. Year 31. (Actual printed version mistakingly states "Año 32/Year 32") Issue 1562. Page 26. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ Rompen la Barrera del Tiempo. Sandra Torres Guzmán. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Year 33. Issue 1653. Page 16. 11 August 2015. Accessed 20 April 2016.
  5. ^ Tuto Giménez: del silencio a la verdad. Reinaldo Millán. 31 August 2011. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  6. ^ Historia de WPAB. WPAB Radio 550. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  7. ^ WPAB - 550 AM Ponce, PR - de radio de información. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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