WPTE

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WPTE
WPTE-FM 2009.PNG
CityVirginia Beach, Virginia
Broadcast areaHampton Roads
Branding94.9 The Point
SloganThe Sound of Now
Frequency94.9 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
94.9-HD2 Mainstream Rock K94
First air date1984
FormatHot Adult Contemporary
Power50,000 Watts
HAAT152 Meters
ClassB
Facility ID64004
Transmitter coordinates36°48′37.0″N 76°16′59.0″W / 36.810278°N 76.283056°W / 36.810278; -76.283056
Callsign meaningW PoinT E
Former callsignsWNRN (1984-1987)
WJQI-FM (1987-1996)
OwnerEntercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stationsWNVZ, WVKL, WWDE
WebcastWPTE Webstream
WebsiteWPTE Online

WPTE is a Hot Adult Contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Virginia Beach, Virginia, serving Hampton Roads. WPTE is owned and operated by Entercom Communications.[1] WPTE's studios are located on Clearfield Avenue in Virginia Beach, while its transmitter is located in Chesapeake.[2]

History[edit]

WPTE's HD Radio Channels on a SPARC Radio with PSD and EAS.

The station signed on May 5, 1984 as easy listening-formatted WNRN, "Winner 95".[3] On March 3, 1987, WNRN changed its call letters to WJQI to stand for the new "Joy 95" branding, and would shift to Soft AC.[4] By 1994, the station evolved to Hot AC and adopted the "Q94.9" branding before flipping to "94.9 The Point" in March 1996, with the call letters changing to the current WPTE on May 6, 1996.[5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WPTE Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ https://fccdata.org/?facid=&call=WPTE&ccode=1&city=&state=&country=US&zip=&arn=&party=&party_type=LICEN&latd=&lond=
  3. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1985/B-Radio-NE-to-Ter-B-Radio-All-BC-YB-1985.pdf
  4. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1988/B-Radio-Neb-Terr-1988-YB.pdf
  5. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1995/B-Radio-NE-Ter-YB-1995.pdf
  6. ^ https://www.highbeam.com/doc/1G1-68714765.html

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