WPTE

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WPTE
WPTE-FM 2009.PNG
City Virginia Beach, Virginia
Broadcast area Hampton Roads
Branding 94.9 The Point
Slogan The Sound of Now
Frequency 94.9 MHz
(also on HD Radio)
94.9-HD2 Radio Disney
First air date 1984
Format Hot Adult Contemporary
Power 50,000 Watts
HAAT 152 Meters
Class B
Facility ID 64004
Transmitter coordinates 36°48′37.0″N 76°16′59.0″W / 36.810278°N 76.283056°W / 36.810278; -76.283056
Callsign meaning W PoinT E
Former callsigns WNRN (1984-1987)
WJQI-FM (1987-1996)
Owner Entercom Communications
(Entercom License, LLC)
Sister stations WNVZ, WVKL, WWDE
Webcast WPTE Webstream
Website WPTE 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]

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