WWPT

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WWPT
WWPT logo.png
City Westport, Connecticut
Branding Wrecker Radio
Slogan "Westport's #1 FM Radio Station"
Frequency 90.3 MHz
First air date 1973
Format High School
ERP 330 watts
HAAT 39 meters
Class A
Facility ID 72035
Transmitter coordinates 41°10′19″N 73°19′43″W / 41.17194°N 73.32861°W / 41.17194; -73.32861
Callsign meaning WestPorT
Owner Staples High School
(Westport Ct. Board of Education)
Sister stations STN-The Staples Television Network
Webcast WWPT and STN Live Stream
Website WWPT Online

WWPT (90.3 FM, "Wrecker Radio") is a high school radio station licensed to serve Westport, Connecticut. The station is owned by Staples High School and licensed to the Westport County Board of Education. It airs a high school radio format.[1]

The station was assigned the WWPT call letters by the Federal Communications Commission.[2]

For 5 years in a row WWPT received awards in the John Drury National High School Radio Awards.[1]

WWPT broadcasts all of the Staples football, boys and girls basketball, and most baseball games, as well as many other games. There are also student DJ shows from 2:30pm to 9:30pm Monday through Friday and 10:00am to 6pm on Saturdays during the school year.

In 2009, WWPT began broadcast via internet.

In 2011, WWPT was named the best high school radio station from the John Drury National High School Radio Awards.[2]

In 2014, WWPT launched a sports-only affiliate, a Twitter page entitled SHSports that produces highlights, game reports, and broadcasts of high school sporting events (@StaplesSports on Twitter and Instagram).

WWPT broadcasts live concerts from local bands in a series entitled "Live From The Media Lab." These concerts are also broadcast live over channel 78 in a live, multi-camera format.

Executive Board[3][edit]

MUSIC SPORTS STAPLES TELEVISION NETWORK
-Program Director: Jack Caldwell -Sports Director (Live Games): Cooper Boardman -STN Director: Justin Schwebel
-Fundraising: Michelle Lopez -Sports Director (Studio): Jack Caldwell, Zach Edelman, and Buster Scher
-Sports Director (Promotion): Jacob Bonn

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Winter 2008 Station Information Profile". Arbitron. 
  2. ^ "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. 
  3. ^ "Executive Board". shs2.westport.k12.ct.us. Retrieved 2016-03-30. 

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