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 http://player.streamguys.com/wwpt/sgplayer/player.php
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]

WWPT broadcasts all Staples football games, as well as most other Staples sporting events. Recently, WWPT has begun to broadcast FCIAC and State playoff games that have not involved Staples as well. 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.[1]

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).

In 2015, WWPT was named the number two high school radio station in the country from the John Drury National High School Radio Awards. For the first time in the program's history the station won the John Drury National High School Radio Award for best sports play by play , won by Cooper Boardman, Adam Kaplan, and Zach Edelman.

In 2016, members of WWPT placed as finalists in 14 categories in the national IBS high school radio awards. Cooper Boardman and Jack Caldwell won for Best Football Play-By-Play, with Cooper Boardman winning Best Use of YouTube and Best Basketball Play-By-Play.

Shortly after success at the 2016 IBS Awards, members of WWPT were nominated for a total 17 John Drury National High School Radio Awards, 6 more than any other station in the country. Nominations spanned several categories including Best Newscast, Best Sports Talk Program, and Best Play-By-Play. At the May Awards ceremonies in Naperville, Illinois, WWPT students won first place in every category they were nominated in, winning 6 total first-place awards. WWPT was also named the number one high school radio station in the country for the first time since 2011.

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.

2016-2017 Executive Board[3][edit]

Music Directors: Jack Caldwell, Tucker Ewing, Michelle Lopez

Sports Directors: Cooper Boardman, Jack Caldwell, Jacob Bonn, Buster Scher

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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