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WPAP
WPAP 92.5WPAP logo.png
Panama City, Florida
Broadcast areaPanama City, Florida
Frequency92.5 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding92.5 WPAP
Programming
FormatCountry
SubchannelsHD2: Conservative talk "96.3 & 102.5 WFLA"
Ownership
OwneriHeartMedia
(iHM Licenses, LLC)
WEBZ, WFLF-FM, WFSY
History
First air date
March 7, 1967 (as WDLP-FM)
Former call signs
WDLP-FM (1967–1969)
WPAP-FM (1969–2014)
Call sign meaning
We're PAnama City Proud
Technical information
Facility ID61252
ClassC1
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT280 meters (920 ft)
Translator(s)HD2: 96.3 W242BF (Panama City)
HD2: 102.5 W273DU (Panama City)
Links
WebcastListen Live
HD2: Listen Live
Website925wpap.iheart.com
wflapanamacity.iheart.com (HD2)

WPAP (92.5 FM) is a commercial radio station located in Panama City, Florida. WPAP airs a country music format.

History

WPAP began broadcast on March 7, 1967, as WDLP-FM, which was an FM translation of the popular AM station WDLP, with an ERP of 39 kW.[1] On May 24, 1968, an application for assignment of the licences of both the FM and AM station were filed by a "Miracle Radio, Inc.". The station fell into their ownership later that year. In March 1969, the station was renamed WPAP-FM. To celebrate the new radio station, a concert was held at the City Auditorium on 4 April of that year, and featured Wilma Burgess, Archie Campbell, Lorene Mann, and Ray Pillow. Along with the call sign change, WPAP also became the first stereo FM station in the Florida Panhandle, thanks to strengthened equipment. On January 10, 1975, at 6:21 p.m., WPAP switched transmitters, increasing their power to 100,000 watts.

From 1981 until 1984, it was marketed as "North Florida's Country Music Station" under the nickname "WPAP/FM 92". In March 1984, the station experimented with changing its branding to "92 WPAP". This lasted for barely under a year, when in early 1985 it became known as "WPAP 92.5". The current name, "92.5 WPAP", has been used since 1993.

In 1997, WPAP, WPBH, WDIZ, and WFSY were sold to iHeartMedia (then known as Clear Channel).

In August 2020, following the closure of WDIZ, the "96Rock" format used by the defunct station began broadcasting from WPAP-HD2.

HD channels

WPAP broadcasts two HD Radio channels:

HD2 translators

Broadcast translators of WPAP-HD2
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W242BF 96.3 Panama City, Florida 140060 250 103 m (338 ft) D 30°11′4.7″N 85°46′35.8″W / 30.184639°N 85.776611°W / 30.184639; -85.776611 (W242BF) FCC LMS
W273DU 102.5 Panama City, Florida 140153 250 0 m (0 ft) D 30°11′2.0″N 85°46′33.0″W / 30.183889°N 85.775833°W / 30.183889; -85.775833 (W242BF) FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ 1966 Broadcasting Yearbook (PDF). 1966. p. B-34. Retrieved October 16, 2018.

Coordinates: 30°30′43″N 85°29′17″W / 30.511861°N 85.488028°W / 30.511861; -85.488028