|City||Providence, Rhode Island|
|Broadcast area||Providence metropolitan area|
|Branding||92 Pro FM|
|Slogan||"Today's Hit Music"|
|First air date||April 17, 1948|
|Callsign meaning||PROvidence (callsign originates with sister station WPRO)|
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
|Sister stations||WEAN-FM, WPRO, WPRV, WWKX, WWLI|
|Webcast||WPRO-FM Live Feed|
WPRO-FM (92.3 FM) is a radio station in Providence, Rhode Island, United States. The station broadcasts a top 40 format. It is the sister station to WPRO. The station has been owned by Cherry & Webb Broadcasting Corp., Capital Cities Communications, Tele-Media, and Citadel Broadcasting, and was acquired by Cumulus Media in September 2011.
- Gary Berkowitz - WPRO's first program director under their Top 40 format
- Rocky Allen
- Bruce Diamond
- Tom Cuddy
- Tony Bristol
- David Simpson
- Jimmy Gray
- Don Geronimo
WPRO-FM began broadcasting on April 17, 1948. It was owned by Cherry & Webb Broadcasting Company.
On April 29, 1974, at 3:00 PM, it changed formats from easy listening to its current Top 40 format. The station was long owned by Capital Cities, and was passed on to ABC when it merged with Capital Cities in 1985.
In December 1992, Capital Cities/ABC announced that the station would be sold to Tele-Media, with the sale being consummated the following April. This put the station under common ownership with WLKW (the former WEAN) and WWLI. Tele-Media, in turn, sold its stations to Citadel Broadcasting in 1997. Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.
- "WPRO-FM Starts" (PDF). Broadcasting. May 3, 1948. Retrieved 1 December 2014.
- Video of WPRO-FM's 40-year celebration of being a Top 40 station. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
- Fybush, Scott (April 3, 1997). "Snow, Snow, and More Snow". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved December 11, 2010.
- "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011.
- 92 Pro FM
- 92 PRO FM On-Air Playlist
- 92 Pro FM's Official Myspace
- Audio of WPRO-FM on this page from 1959 simulcasting WPRO/630 & in 1976 as Top 40 "FM92"
- Query the FCC's FM station database for WPRO
- Radio-Locator information on WPRO
- Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WPRO
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