WWEB

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WWEB
CityWallingford, Connecticut
Broadcast areaNew Haven, Connecticut
Frequency89.9 MHz
FormatVariety
ERP15 watts
HAAT-5.0 meters
ClassD
Facility ID10861
Transmitter coordinates41°27′34″N 72°48′48″W / 41.45944°N 72.81333°W / 41.45944; -72.81333
Callsign meaningWallingford Educational Broadcasting[1]
OwnerChoate Rosemary Hall Foundation
WebsiteOfficial website

WWEB (89.9 FM) is a high school radio station broadcasting a Variety music format. Licensed to Wallingford, Connecticut, United States, the station serves the New Haven area. The station is owned by Choate Rosemary Hall Foundation.[2][3] WWEB features student and faculty programs supplemented with the programming of WWUH from the University of Hartford.

History[edit]

WWEB’s initial construction permit was applied for on November 20, 1975, and granted on November 10, 1976. The station was granted the callsign WWEB on February 14, 1977, and its license to cover was granted on April 10, 1978.[4] In the early days the station was on the third floor north attic of the building that we called the Science building (now Humanities) The wide studio shot shows some album poster art. They used a Bauer 5-pot slide board. The transmitter was on a cabinet right behind the turntables, made by Granger. The transmitter fed a 7/8” line up to the roof where a 2-bay horizontal V only antenna was mounted on a pole or small tower section.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
  2. ^ "WWEB Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WWEB Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  4. ^ FCC history cards for WWEB; retrieved April 8, 2018.

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