WYPM

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WYPM
(satellite of WITF-FM, Harrisburg, Pennsylvania)
City of license Chambersburg, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Chambersburg/Greencastle, Pennsylvania
Branding "93-3 WYPM"
Slogan "Live Inspired"
Frequency 93.3 MHz
Format Public Radio
ERP 350 watts
HAAT 412 meters
Class A
Former callsigns WJSE (1978-1982)
WROG (1982-2009)
WYPM (2009-Present)
Affiliations BBC World Service
National Public Radio
Owner WITF, Inc.
Webcast WYPM Webstream
Website WYPM Online

WYPM is an American public radio formatted broadcast radio station affiliated with National Public Radio. WYPM is licensed to Chambersburg, Pennsylvania, serving the Chambersburg/Greencastle area. It is a full-time satellite of WITF-FM in Harrisburg.

History[edit]

Logo for WROG used until Mid-2007
First logo used as WYPM, when it was separately programmed

WYPM was previously WROG which was located in Cumberland, Maryland, broadcasting on 102.9 FM. The station had broadcast from the Cumberland area since 1978 with a Country format. In October 2007, Broadcast Communications, Inc. filed an application to move WROG's license to Chambersburg.

On July 31, 2008, WROG broadcast from their Cumberland studios for the final time. WROG fell silent and the owners of WROG began removing equipment ahead of the station's move to Chambersburg.

On September 15, 2008, Broadcast Communications sold WROG to WITF, Inc., for $875,000.

On January 15, 2009, WROG switched its call sign to WYPM and moved to 93.3 FM. It began broadcasting programming from National Public Radio, bringing a clear NPR signal to the area for the first time. WITF-FM broadcasts at only 5,900 watts, and is all but unlistenable in Chambersburg.

On July 1, 2011, WYPM ended separate operations, and now simulcasts WITF-FM's NPR news format throughout the day. The move was undertaken to "simplify operations and reduce costs." [1]

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Coordinates: 40°02′53″N 77°45′00″W / 40.048°N 77.750°W / 40.048; -77.750