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City of license Dumfries-Triangle, Virginia
Broadcast area Southern Prince William County, Virginia
Western Charles County, Maryland
Branding "We Act Radio"
Slogan "Truth is Our Product"
Frequency 1480 kHz
First air date 1961
Format Progressive Talk
Power 5,000 Watts daytime
500 Watts nighttime
Class B
Facility ID 25995
Transmitter coordinates 38°34′6.0″N 77°20′20.0″W / 38.568333°N 77.338889°W / 38.568333; -77.338889
Callsign meaning W Prince William County
Owner JMK Communications, Inc.
Webcast WPWC Webstream
Website WPWC Online

WPWC is a Progressive Talk formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Dumfries-Triangle, Virginia, serving Southern Prince William County, Virginia and Western Charles County, Maryland. WPWC is owned by JMK Communications, Inc., though operated by We Act Radio.[1][2][3]


WPWC features "Take Action News with David Shuster" produced live from We Act Radio's studios in the Anacostia neighborhood of Southeast, Washington, D.C..[4] We Act's studio is located at 1918 Martin Luther King Jr. Ave. SE, Washington, DC, 20020.

On May 6, 2012, WPWC added the The Union Edge, “Labor's Talk Radio,” to their line up.[5]

On June 28, 2012, Take Action News with David Shuster covered the Supreme Court decision on "Obamacare" live from the steps of the Supreme Court.[6] The coverage was broadcast on WPWC 1480AM and video livestreamed on WeActRadio.com.[7] David Shuster correctly reported the Supreme Court decision while other outlets like CNN and Fox reported the facts incorrectly.[8][9]

On September 16, 2012, WPWC started producing "Pivot Point with Maya Rockeymoore," a live public affairs radio show dedicated to aging issues and their intersection with politics, public policy, and popular culture.

On February 20, 2013, We Act Radio started producing the Rock Newman Show from their Anacostia studio.[10][11] On May 11, 2013, Cleveland resident Charles Ramsey appeared on the Rock Newman Show for a 90 minutes interview about how he aided in the escape of three women who had been held in captivity for years.[12][13]


  1. ^ "WPWC Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  2. ^ Holland, Joshua (February 4, 2012). "Crashing the Gates: How a Handful of Progressive Activists Brought Liberal Talk-Radio Back to the Nation's Capitol". AlterNet. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  3. ^ "DC gets new progressive talker". Radio Business Report, Inc. January 3, 2012. Retrieved February 27, 2012. 
  4. ^ ""We Act" from Anacostia" (PDF). East Of The River Magazine. January 3, 2012. Retrieved March 31, 2012. 
  5. ^ "Tune in to The Union Edge in D.C.". AFL-CIO NOW. May 6, 2012. Retrieved May 20, 2012. 
  6. ^ "The moment that media legacy forfeited its monopoly on credibility". The Political Carnival. July 13, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  7. ^ "One of the News Outlets that Got It Right". Bob Cesca. July 14, 2012. Retrieved July 14, 2012. 
  8. ^ "A Supreme Court Ruling and a Referendum on the Media". The Georgetowner. July 11, 2012. Retrieved July 11, 2012. 
  9. ^ "David (Shuster) And Goliath: Underdog Has Its Day With SCOTUS Mandate Decision". Mediaite. July 16, 2012. Retrieved July 16, 2012. 
  10. ^ "Rock Newman returns to D.C. for new radio show — with a little help from old friends". Washington Post. February 27, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  11. ^ "Rock Newman to Start Radio Show". Washington Post. February 20, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Charles Ramsey, who rescued Cleveland women held captive, enjoys fame in the District". Washington Post. May 12, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Charles Ramsey visits Ben's Chili Bowl". WJLA. May 12, 2013. Retrieved May 12, 2013. 

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