WSTW

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WSTW
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City Wilmington, Delaware
Broadcast area Wilmington, Delaware
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Branding 93.7 WSTW
Slogan Today's Best Variety
Frequency 93.7 MHz (also on HD Radio)
First air date 1950
Format Analog/HD1: Top 40/CHR
HD2: Soft rock ("The Breeze")
HD3: Gospel (WFAI simulcast)
ERP 47,100 watts (analog)
1,290 watts (digital)[1]
HAAT 153 meters (502 ft)
Class B
Facility ID 16459
Transmitter coordinates 39°49′0.00″N 75°31′49.00″W / 39.8166667°N 75.5302778°W / 39.8166667; -75.5302778 (NAD27)
Owner Delmarva Broadcasting Company
Webcast Listen Live
Website www.wstw.com

WSTW (93.7 FM) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to serve Wilmington, Delaware. The station is owned by Delmarva Broadcasting Company and broadcasts an adult-leaning top 40/CHR format. Its broadcast tower is located north of Wilmington at (39°48′57.3″N 75°31′45.2″W / 39.815917°N 75.529222°W / 39.815917; -75.529222).[2] The station's service contour covers the entire city of Philadelphia.[3]

History[edit]

In May 2005, WSTW created the "Rewards" program for winning and obtaining prizes. The "Choice Rewards" system allows listeners of the station to bid on auctions for WSTW concerts, merchandise, etc., based on how many points the user has. Users obtain these points by typing in "Choice Words", which they hear on WSTW itself, on the "Rewards" website. The "Rewards" program was changed later, with "Choice Words" being solely found on the WSTW webpage, at station appearances, and via online surveys.

In 2006, WSTW was chosen as CHR Station of the Year of the Marconi Award by the National Association of Broadcasters. It was the only station to target young adults since the flip of WISX to throwbacks on June 29, 2017.

In 2010, the station switched formats from Hot AC to CHR.

Programming[edit]

Some notable former air staff members include Alan Price (former morning show personality); Ellis B. "Bruce Ellis" Feaster (now at WPOZ in Orlando, Florida); Dave Fleetwood (recently at WGBG-FM: Seaford, Delaware); Spencer Graves, now on the morning show at 106.5 The Arch in St. Louis; and Dave Walls, now an anchor/reporter for WSET-TV.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "FCC 335-FM Digital Notification [WSTW]". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. June 23, 2014. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 
  2. ^ "FM Query Results for WSTW". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-10. 
  3. ^ "54 dBu Service Contour for WSTW, 93.7 MHz, Wilmington, DE". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-12-18. 

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