WPDA
Semi-satellite of WPDH Poughkeepsie
WPDA logo.gif
Broadcast areaHudson Valley, Catskills, and Extreme Northern New Jersey
Frequency106.1 MHz
Branding101.5 WPDH
Programming
FormatAlbum-oriented rock (AOR)
(WPDH simulcast)
Ownership
Owner
WALL, WCZX, WEOK, WKNY, WKXP, WPDH, WRRV, WZAD
History
First air date
1966 (as WPDA)
Technical information
Facility ID3655
ClassA
ERP1,600 watts
HAAT191 meters (627 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
41°48′57″N 74°45′42″W / 41.81583°N 74.76167°W / 41.81583; -74.76167
Links
WebcastListen Live
Websitewpdh.com

WPDA (106.1 FM) is a radio station broadcasting an album-oriented rock (AOR) format, simulcasting WPDH 101.5 FM Poughkeepsie, New York. Licensed to Jeffersonville, New York, United States, the station is owned by Townsquare Media and features programming from AP Radio.[1] Its studios are in Poughkeepsie, and its transmitter is located in Liberty, New York.

WPDA also breaks away from the format to simulcast New York Yankees games with sister station, country WKXP.

On August 30, 2013, a deal was announced in which Cumulus Media would swap its stations in Dubuque, Iowa and Poughkeepsie, New York (including WPDA) to Townsquare Media in exchange for Peak Broadcasting's Fresno, California stations. The deal is part of Cumulus' acquisition of Dial Global; Townsquare, Peak, and Dial Global are all controlled by Oaktree Capital Management.[2][3] The sale to Townsquare was completed on November 14, 2013.[4]

Cultural references

A radio station with call sign WPDA is mentioned in an episode of The Twilight Zone (Season 2, Episode 20, "Static"), although this episode predates the launch of the real-life station.

See also

References

  1. ^ "WPDA Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ "Official: Cumulus Buys Dial Global, Spins Some Stations To Townsquare; Peak Stations Sold To Townsquare, Fresno Spun To Cumulus". All Access. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  3. ^ "Cumulus Makes Dial Global And Townsquare Deals Official". RadioInsight. August 30, 2013. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
  4. ^ "Cumulus-Townsquare-Peak Deal Closes". All Access. November 15, 2013. Retrieved November 16, 2013.