DWGPC
CityAlbany, Georgia
Broadcast areaAlbany, Georgia
Frequency1450 kHz
Branding1450 The Fan
Programming
FormatDefunct, was Sports
AffiliationsCBS Sports Radio
The Weather Channel
Ownership
OwnerCumulus Media
(Cumulus Licensing LLC)
WALG, WEGC, WJAD, WKAK, WQVE
History
First air date
1932 (1932)
Last air date
January 2, 2017 (2017-01-02)
Former call signs
WENC (1932–1934)
Former frequencies
1420 kHz (1932–1941)
Technical information
Facility ID830
ClassC
Power1,000 watts
Transmitter coordinates
31°34′55″N 84°11′58″W / 31.58194°N 84.19944°W / 31.58194; -84.19944Coordinates: 31°34′55″N 84°11′58″W / 31.58194°N 84.19944°W / 31.58194; -84.19944

WGPC (branded as 1450 The Fan) was a radio station serving Albany, Georgia, United States and surrounding cities with sports radio programming from CBS Sports Radio. This station broadcast on AM frequency 1450 kHz and was under ownership of Cumulus Media.

The station was first licensed in 1932 as WENC on 1420 kHz, operating from Americus.[1] In 1934, the station moved to Albany and changed its call letters to WGPC,[1] becoming the first station in the city.[2] In 1941, the North American Regional Broadcasting Agreement moved the station to 1450.

WGPC went dark after its tower, which had been used since 1940, was cut in half during a storm on January 2, 2017.[2] On March 22, 2017, Cumulus told WALB that the WGPC license had been surrendered to the Federal Communications Commission (FCC);[3] the FCC canceled the license on March 24, 2017.[4]

References

  1. ^ a b "WGPC FCC history cards" (PDF). CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  2. ^ a b Miller, Dave (January 11, 2017). "Albany's first radio tower wrecked by storm winds". WALB.com. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  3. ^ Miller, Dave (March 22, 2017). "Albany's first radio station gone-- for good". WALB.com. Retrieved March 22, 2017.
  4. ^ "Station Search Details (DWGPC)". CDBS Public Access. Federal Communications Commission. Retrieved March 24, 2017.