WNPV
CityLansdale, Pennsylvania
Broadcast areaPhiladelphia metropolitan area
Frequency1440 kHz
SloganThe Talk of The Suburbs
Programming
FormatSilent
AffiliationsFox News Radio, ESPN Radio and Yahoo! Sports
Ownership
OwnerFour Rivers Community Broadcasting
History
First air date
October 17, 1960; 60 years ago (October 17, 1960)
Last air date
April 30, 2020; 11 months ago (April 30, 2020)
Call sign meaning
North Penn Valley (regional descriptor) [1]
Technical information
Facility ID73347
ClassB
Power2,500 watts day
500 watts night
Transmitter coordinates
40°14′18.00″N 75°19′0.00″W / 40.2383333°N 75.3166667°W / 40.2383333; -75.3166667
Translator(s)98.5 W253CA (Lansdale)

WNPV (1440 AM) is a radio station owned by Four Rivers Community Broadcasting. and licensed to Lansdale, Pennsylvania, United States. It served Montgomery, Bucks and Philadelphia Counties, broadcasting a news/talk format until April 2020. Founded in 1960, WNPV featured a blend of nationally syndicated and local talk shows, plus Fox News Radio updates and local news throughout the day. WNPV also aired Philadelphia Phillies baseball games, NASCAR and IRL races, as well as Penn State Football games and local high school football contests.

History

In March 2020, general manager Phil Hunt announced that WNPV would cease broadcasting at the end of April. In a statement, he said, "In recent years, it has become increasingly difficult to compete for both audience and advertising dollars, and unfortunately it is no longer sustainable to continue to run the business in a way that delivers the service our community expects and deserves."[2] The station sold off its studio and broadcast tower to a school district in July.[3] Its license was donated to Four Rivers Community Broadcasting in October and it is expected to resume broadcasting later in 2021 airing Word FM programming.[4]

Local personalities

Nationally syndicated personalities

References

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on September 27, 2007. Retrieved April 12, 2007.CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Venta, Lance (2020-03-04). "Suburban Philadelphia AM To Cease Operations". RadioInsight. Retrieved 2020-03-19.
  3. ^ https://radioinsight.com/headlines/191710/after-ceasing-operations-wnpv-sells-studio-tower-site-to-school-district/
  4. ^ https://radioinsight.com/headlines/200588/station-sales-week-of-10-30-seven-mountains-expands-in-olean/