WPFB

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For the Middletown, Ohio radio station that held the call sign WPFB-FM at 105.9 FM in 1985 and from 1988 to 2011, see WNKN.
WPFB
City Middletown, Ohio
Broadcast area Dayton, Ohio
Frequency 910 kHz
Format Catholic radio (WNOP simulcast)
Power 1,000 watts day
100 watts night
Class D
Facility ID 54836
Transmitter coordinates 39°30′57.00″N 84°21′5.00″W / 39.5158333°N 84.3513889°W / 39.5158333; -84.3513889
Callsign meaning Paul F. Braden (former station owner)[1]
Affiliations EWTN Global Catholic Radio
Owner Sacred Heart Radio, Inc.
Sister stations WNOP (originating station)
WHSS
Webcast Listen Live
Website Sacred Heart Radio dot com

WPFB (910 AM) is a radio station broadcasting Catholic programming after a switch from an adult album alternative format as a simulcast of WNKU. It is licensed to Middletown, Ohio, United States, and serves the Dayton area. The station is owned by Sacred Heart Radio, Inc. and is now simulcasting WNOP 740 AM licensed in Newport, Kentucky.[2][3] In April 2016, WPFB was sold to Sacred Heart Radio, a religious talk radio station based in Norwood, OH. On June 3rd, 2016 WPFB began simulcasting WNOP (AM) alongside WHSS. [4]

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WPFB first signed on in 1947 as a daytime-only station but a few months later received permission from the Federal Communications Commission to also broadcast in the evening. Throughout much of its history, WPFB had several format switches from middle of the road, country music, adult standards to talk radio and classic country. The station, along with co-owned WPFB-FM and WPAY-FM in Portsmouth, Ohio, was purchased in January 2011 by Northern Kentucky University (NKU), the owners of WNKU. WPFB-FM, whose call letters have been changed to WNKN, currently serves as a repeater station of WNKU and NKU has indicated that they intend to sell WPFB to help fund the purchase of the two FM stations.[5] In April 2016, Sacred Heart Radio, a religious talk radio station with studios located in Norwood, OH affiliated with EWTN, announced that they had acquired WPFB from NKU. The purchase was consummated on May 5, 2016, at a price of $450,000. WPFB began simulcasting WNOP (AM) and WHSS on June 3, 2016.[4]

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