WAVT-FM
WAVT-FM logo.png
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaSchuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Frequency101.9 MHz
BrandingT-102
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatHot Adult Contemporary
AffiliationsNittany Lions Radio Network
Compass Media Networks
Ownership
OwnerPottsville Broadcasting Co.
WPPA
History
First air date
November 20, 1948; 73 years ago (1948-11-20)
Former call signs
WPPA-FM (1946-1969)
Technical information
Facility ID53133
ClassB
ERP29,000 watts
HAAT171 meters (561 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
40°49′50.3″N 76°12′30.7″W / 40.830639°N 76.208528°W / 40.830639; -76.208528 (WAVT-FM)Coordinates: 40°49′50.3″N 76°12′30.7″W / 40.830639°N 76.208528°W / 40.830639; -76.208528 (WAVT-FM)
Links
WebcastListen Live
WebsiteT102Radio.com

WAVT-FM (101.9 MHz) is a commercial FM radio station licensed to Pottsville, Pennsylvania, and calling itself "T-102." It is owned by Pottsville Broadcasting Company and broadcasts a Hot Adult Contemporary radio format.[1][2] The station also broadcasts local high school sports and Penn State Nittany Lions football. Each weekend it carries "Rick Dees Weekly Top 40," the "Remix Top30 with Hollywood Hamilton" and the "Carson Daly Download."

WAVT-FM has an effective radiated power (ERP) of 29,000 watts. The transmitter is on Swatara Road in Shenandoah Heights.[3]

History

The Federal Communications Commission granted Pottsville Broadcasting Company a construction permit for a new FM station on December 26, 1946. The company already owned WPPA 1360 AM, so the new station was given the WPPA-FM call sign.[4] The station signed on the air on November 20, 1948; 73 years ago (1948-11-20).

At first it simulcast WPPA, but by the 1970s, it was broadcasting its own automated easy listening format. With the change, it switched its call letters to WAVT-FM.

Signal note

WAVT-FM is short-spaced to three other Class B stations:

WFAN-FM "101.9 The Fan" licensed to serve New York City, New York) operates on 101.9 MHz and the distance between the stations' transmitters is 135 miles (217 km) as determined by FCC rules. In addition, WLIF Today's 101.9 (licensed to serve Baltimore, Maryland) also operates on 101.9 MHz and the distance between the stations' transmitters is 99 miles (159 km) as determined by FCC rules.[5] The minimum distance between two Class B stations operating on the same channel according to current FCC rules is 150 miles (240 km).[6]

WIOQ Q102 (licensed to serve Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) operates on a first adjacent channel (102.1 MHz) to WAVT-FM and the distance between the stations' transmitters is 74 miles (119 km) as determined by FCC rules.[5] The minimum distance between two Class B stations operating on first adjacent channels according to current FCC rules is 105 miles (169 km).[6]

References

  1. ^ "WAVT-FM Facility Record". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  2. ^ "WAVT-FM Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Archived from the original on May 21, 2011.
  3. ^ Radio-Locator.com/WAVT
  4. ^ "History Cards for WAVT-FM". fcc.gov. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved 2020-05-18.
  5. ^ a b "Reference points and distance computations. 47 CFR § 73.208". Retrieved 2021-08-22.
  6. ^ a b "Minimum distance separation between stations. 47 CFR § 73.207(b)(1)" (PDF). Retrieved 2021-08-22.