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City Montrose, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Scranton, Pennsylvania
Binghamton, New York
Elmira, New York
Frequency 96.5 MHz
Translator(s) See § Translators
Format Religious
Transmitter coordinates 41°51′16.30″N 75°51′48.70″W / 41.8545278°N 75.8635278°W / 41.8545278; -75.8635278
Callsign meaning We Proclaim Everlasting Life
Owner Montrose Broadcasting Corp.
Website http://www.wpel.org

WPEL is a religious radio station in Montrose, Pennsylvania. It is a non-commercial, listener-supported radio station owned and operated by the Montrose Broadcasting Corporation, a non-profit organization founded by W. Douglas Roe.


WPEL-AM, a 1,000 watt daytime station at 800 AM, has been on the air since May 30, 1953. It broadcasts gospel music from 6:00 a.m. to sunset.

WPEL-FM, at 96.5 FM, began broadcasting on June 5, 1961. At 57,000 watts, it is one of the region's most powerful radio stations. Located about halfway between Scranton, Pennsylvania and Binghamton, New York, WPEL-FM serves a potential audience of more than 800,000 listeners in 16 counties of Northeastern Pennsylvania and New York’s Southern Tier. It broadcasts a blended format of Bible teaching programs, inspirational music and newscasts.

WPEL-FM began streaming their programming on the world-wide-web on April 17, 2008.


The primary announcers of WPEL-FM are Larry Souder, Lloyd Sheldon, Aaron Griggs, David MacFadden and Brenda Sheridan.


The Montrose Broadcasting Corporation also owns and operates radio stations WPGM-AM/FM in Danville, Pennsylvania and WBGM-FM in New Berlin, Pennsylvania.


In addition to the main transmitter, WPEL is relayed on 4 translators to widen its broadcast area.

Call sign Frequency
City of license ERP
Class FCC info
W219CE 91.7 Elmira, New York 55 D FCC
W221AS 92.1 Sayre, Pennsylvania 8 D FCC
W234BT 94.7 Endicott, New York 250 D FCC
W292DL 106.3 Binghamton, New York 14 D FCC

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