WPOP

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WPOP
WPOP NewsRadio1410 logo.png
CityHartford, Connecticut
Broadcast areaHartford, Connecticut
BrandingNews Radio 1410
SloganHartford's News, Weather & Traffic
Frequency1410 kHz
Repeater(s)97.9-2 FM WUCS HD2 (HD Radio)
First air dateJuly 15, 1935 (as WMFE)[1]
FormatNews/Talk
Power5,000 watts
ClassB
Facility ID37232
Transmitter coordinates41°41′35″N 72°45′30″W / 41.69306°N 72.75833°W / 41.69306; -72.75833 (WPOP)
Callsign meaningW POPular music[2]
Former callsignsWMFE (1935)
WNBC (1935–1944)
WHTD (1944–1946)
WONS (1946–1953)
WGTH (1953–1956)
Former frequencies1380 kHz (1935–1941)
AffiliationsFox Sports Radio
OwneriHeartMedia, Inc.
(Capstar TX LLC)
Sister stationsWHCN, WKSS, WUCS, WWYZ
WebcastListen Live
Websitenewsradio1410.iheart.com

WPOP (1410 AM; "News Radio 1410") is a radio station in Hartford, Connecticut, USA broadcasting a talk, news, and sports format. The station is owned by iHeartMedia, Inc. and features programming from Fox Sports Radio and Westwood One.[3][4] Studios are at 10 Columbus Boulevard, in Hartford, Connecticut and the transmitter site is located in Newington, Connecticut. Shows include Vinnie Penn, Financial Exchange, Howie Carr, Mark Levin, America Now With Meghan McCain, and Fox Sports Radio.

WPOP was a very popular top 40 radio station during the 1960s and early 1970s. The station achieved its highest level of success during this era. WPOP dropped its pop music format in June 1975 in favor of all-news, carrying NBC's News and Information Service.

WPOP's last logo as "ESPN Radio 1410"

On January 27, 2012, the station began to simulcast on WPKX (97.9 FM); that station eventually changed its call letters to WUCS. WPOP switched from ESPN Radio to Fox Sports Radio on March 5, 2012, with ESPN Radio remaining on WUCS.

On August 17, 2015, WPOP changed their format from sports to news/talk, branded as "News Radio 1410".[5]

WPOP Currently carries The Vinnie Penn Project, a simulcast with sister station WELI, as its main source of local programming.

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References

  1. ^ "A Chronology of AM Radio Broadcasting 1900-1960". History of American Broadcasting. Retrieved March 4, 2012.
  2. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
  3. ^ "WPOP Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  4. ^ "WPOP Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  5. ^ WPOP Hartford Makes Long Awaited Talk Flip

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