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CityPetersburg, Virginia
Broadcast areaMetro Petersburg
Branding"ESPN 950"
Slogan"Richmond's Home of the Redskins"
Frequency1240 kHz
First air date1945
FormatSports radio
Power1,000 Watts day and night
Facility ID60474
Transmitter coordinates37°14′1.0″N 77°22′36.0″W / 37.233611°N 77.376667°W / 37.233611; -77.376667
Callsign meaningThe People's Station
Former callsignsWSSV (1945–1986)
WPLZ (1986–1989)
WGCV (1989–2003)
WROU (2003–2007)
AffiliationsESPN Radio
OwnerUrban One
(Radio One Licenses, LLC)
Sister stationsWCDX, WKJM, WKJS, WPZZ

WTPS is a sports radio formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Petersburg, Virginia, serving Metro Petersburg.[1] WTPS is owned and operated by Urban One. The station's studios and offices are located just north of Richmond proper on Emerywood Parkway[2] in Petersburg.[3]

The station has broadcast the sports programming of WXGI Richmond since Urban One's purchase of that station on May 1, 2017, in order to give WXGI a metro Richmond FM signal.[4]


On July 9, 2016, WTPS began relaying its signal on an FM translator to widen its broadcast area. The translator is fed by WCDX-HD2.[5]

Call sign Frequency
City of license Facility
m (ft)
Class FCC info
W274BX 102.7 FM Petersburg, Virginia 154012 180 watts 86 m (282 ft) D FCC


  1. ^ "WTPS Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ https://kissrichmond.com/about/ About Us | 99.3-105.7 Kiss FM
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WTPS-FM
  4. ^ "Urban One buys Richmond AM from Red Zebra". All Access. Retrieved 4 May 2017.
  5. ^ "W274BX Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.

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