WPRO-FM

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WPRO-FM
This is a logo owned by Cumulus Media, Inc. for radio station WPRO-FM.png
City Providence, Rhode Island
Broadcast area Providence metropolitan area
Branding 92 Pro FM
Slogan "Today's Hit Music"
Frequency 92.3 MHz
First air date April 17, 1948
Format Top 40
ERP 39,000 watts
HAAT 168 meters
Class B
Facility ID 64841
Transmitter coordinates 41°48′18″N 71°28′24″W / 41.80500°N 71.47333°W / 41.80500; -71.47333
Callsign meaning PROvidence (callsign originates with sister station WPRO)
Owner Cumulus Media
(Radio License Holding CBC, LLC)
Sister stations WEAN-FM, WPRO, WPRV, WWKX, WWLI
Webcast WPRO-FM Live Feed
Website http://www.92profm.com

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.

Its transmitter is located in Johnston, Rhode Island. The studio is located in the Brine Broadcasting Center located on Wampanoag Trail on the East Providence/Barrington line.

WPRO-FM alumni[edit]

History[edit]

WPRO-FM began broadcasting on April 17, 1948. It was owned by Cherry & Webb Broadcasting Company.[1]

On April 29, 1974, at 3:00 PM, it changed formats from easy listening to its current Top 40 format.[2] 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.[3] 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.[4] Citadel merged with Cumulus Media on September 16, 2011.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WPRO-FM Starts" (PDF). Broadcasting. May 3, 1948. Retrieved 1 December 2014. 
  2. ^ Video of WPRO-FM's 40-year celebration of being a Top 40 station. Retrieved August 25, 2014.
  3. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1994/RR-1994-03-04.pdf
  4. ^ Fybush, Scott (April 3, 1997). "Snow, Snow, and More Snow". North East RadioWatch. Retrieved December 11, 2010. 
  5. ^ "Cumulus now owns Citadel Broadcasting". Atlanta Business Journal. September 16, 2011. Retrieved September 16, 2011. 

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