WPLB (AM)

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WPLB
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City Plattsburgh, New York
Broadcast area Burlington-Plattsburgh area
Branding Mid Century Radio
Frequency 1070 kHz
Translator(s) 103.7 W279DE (Plattsburgh)
First air date June 15, 1968[1]
Format 50s/60s Oldies
Power 5,000 watts (daytime only)
Class D
Facility ID 27554
Transmitter coordinates 44°36′14.00″N 73°27′18.00″W / 44.6038889°N 73.4550000°W / 44.6038889; -73.4550000
Callsign meaning PLattsBurgh
Former callsigns WKDR (1968–1993)
WNWX (1993–1995)
WZBZ (1995–1998)
WDOT (1998–1999)
WGLY (1999–2001)
WLFE (2001–2002)
WTWK (2002–2017)
Owner A & J Radio LLC
Sister stations WZXP
Webcast Listen Live
Website 1037wplb.com

WPLB (1070 AM) is a radio station broadcasting an oldies format. Licensed to Plattsburgh, New York, United States, the station serves the Burlington-Plattsburgh area. The station is owned by A & J Radio LLC.[2] WPLB's programming is also heard on translator station W279DE (103.7 FM) in Plattsburgh.[3]

History[edit]

The station went on the air on June 15, 1968[1] as WKDR.[4] It became WNWX on June 1, 1993. On April 14, 1995, the station changed its call sign to WZBZ; on January 23, 1998 to WDOT; on July 15, 1999 to WGLY; on February 23, 2001 to WLFE; on April 23, 2002 to WTWK and on January 15, 2017 to WPLB.[5]

A & J Radio acquired WTWK from Radio Broadcasting Services (a subsidiary of Northeast Broadcasting) for $140,000[6] on October 24, 2016.[7] At the time of the sale, the station was running a business news format supplied by Bloomberg Radio.[8] In January 2017, after briefly simulcasting WZXP (a country music station operated by A & J but owned by Radioactive, LLC), the station introduced its present oldies format, which was transferred from former sister stations WCAT and WRSA.[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b 1994 Broadcasting & Cable Yearbook, page B-257
  2. ^ "WPLB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  3. ^ https://www.fybush.com/nerw-20170116/ Prog talk fades away
  4. ^ "WKDR (WPLB) FCC history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  5. ^ "WPLB Call Sign History". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division. 
  6. ^ "APPLICATION FOR CONSENT TO ASSIGNMENT OF BROADCAST STATION CONSTRUCTION PERMIT OR LICENSE". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. September 28, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Consummation Notice". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. October 27, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  8. ^ "WTWK-A/Plattsburgh, NY Sold; College Finds Buyer For FM It Shut Down". All Access. July 26, 2016. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 
  9. ^ Venta, Lance (January 16, 2017). "Mid-Century Radio Moves Across Lake Champlain". RadioInsight. Retrieved January 17, 2017. 

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