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WPLB
CityPlattsburgh, New York
Broadcast areaBurlington-Plattsburgh area
Frequency1070 kHz
BrandingJUMP 103.7
Slogan"Hip Hop & R&B Throwbacks"
Programming
FormatClassic hip hop
Ownership
OwnerLoud Media (A & J Radio LLC)
WXMS
History
First air date
June 15, 1968[1]
Former call signs
WKDR (1968–1993)
WNWX (1993–1995)
WZBZ (1995–1998)
WDOT (1998–1999)
WGLY (1999–2001)
WLFE (2001–2002)
WTWK (2002–2017)
Call sign meaning
PLattsBurgh
Technical information
Facility ID27554
ClassD
Power5,000 watts (daytime only)
Transmitter coordinates
44°36′15.3″N 73°27′18.1″W / 44.604250°N 73.455028°W / 44.604250; -73.455028
Translator(s)103.7 W279DE (Plattsburgh)
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitejump1037.com

WPLB (1070 AM) is a radio station broadcasting a classic hip hop format. Licensed to Plattsburgh, New York, United States, the station serves the Burlington-Plattsburgh area. The station is owned by Loud Media.[2] WPLB's programming is also heard on translator station W279DE (103.7 FM) in Plattsburgh.[3]

History

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 (a subsidiary of Loud Media) 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 Loud Media but owned by Radioactive, LLC), the station introduced an oldies and classic country format, which was transferred from former sister stations WCAT and WRSA.[9]

On June 13, 2020, WPLB dropped its oldies format for a classic hip hop format using Loud Media's JUMP brand. The station is branded as JUMP 103.7.[10]

Translator

Broadcast translators of WPLB
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W279DE 103.7 Plattsburgh, New York 148772 220 328 m (1,076 ft) D 44°34′27.27″N 73°40′29.01″W / 44.5742417°N 73.6747250°W / 44.5742417; -73.6747250 (W279DE) FCC

References

  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.
  10. ^ JUMP 103.7

External links


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