WPEB

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WPEB
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City Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area University of Pennsylvania
University City Neighborhood
Branding "88.1 WPEB-FM"
Slogan "Community Connected"
Frequency 88.1 MHz
First air date 1981
Format Variety
Power 1 Watt
HAAT 21 Meters
Class D
Transmitter coordinates 39°56′57.0″N 75°13′9.0″W / 39.949167°N 75.219167°W / 39.949167; -75.219167
Callsign meaning W Philadelphia Educational Broadcasting
Owner Scribe Video Center, Inc.
Website WPEB Online

WPEB is a variety formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Due to WPEB's low wattage, the station only serves West Philadelphia and the University City Neighborhood. WPEB is owned and operated by Scribe Video Center, Inc.

History[edit]

WPEB began in 1981 in studios located in the basement of Calvary Church on 48th Street at Baltimore Avenue.

In September 2005, WPEB filed a Suspension of Operations with the U.S. Federal Communications Commission (FCC), "in order to resolve complaints of interference to other stations."

In early 2008, Philadelphia saw the rebirth of WPEB 88.1 FM.. In its first stage, the new WPEB is being stewarded by Scribe Video Center. Partnering with Scribe are two West Philadelphia-based organizations in particular, the Philadelphia Independent Media Center (Philly IMC) and the Prometheus Radio Project, and a growing variety of community and cultural groups. WPEB provides a much needed local, progressive, and accountable media outlet to serve as a voice for West Philadelphia’s many communities. The station provides a forum for community-based organizations and be a place to discuss the issues that affect us, play music not heard on mainstream media, and promote education and creative substantive expression.

Transmission[edit]

WPEB is one of very few Class D FM stations still on the air. It also is the lowest power full-power broadcast radio station, with only 1 watt of power. A translator has been added on 95.1 with the calls W236CL.

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