WPTE
WPTE-FM 2009.PNG
Broadcast areaHampton Roads
Frequency94.9 MHz (HD Radio)
Branding94.9 The Point
Programming
Language(s)English
FormatHot adult contemporary
SubchannelsHD2: Classic rock "K94"
Ownership
Owner
History
First air date
May 5, 1984 (1984-05-05) (as WNRN)
Former call signs
WNRN (1984–1987)
WJQI-FM (1987–1996)
Call sign meaning
W PoinT E
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID64004
ClassB
ERP50,000 watts
HAAT152 meters (499 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
36°48′37.0″N 76°16′59.0″W / 36.810278°N 76.283056°W / 36.810278; -76.283056
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen live (via Audacy)
Listen live (HD2)
Websitewww.audacy.com/pointradio
www.audacy.com/k94hd2 (HD2)

WPTE is a hot adult contemporary formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Virginia Beach, Virginia, serving Hampton Roads. WPTE is owned and operated by Audacy, Inc.[1] WPTE's studios are located on Clearfield Avenue in Virginia Beach, while its transmitter is located in Chesapeake.[2]

History

WPTE's HD Radio Channels on a SPARC Radio with PSD and EAS.
WPTE's HD Radio Channels on a SPARC Radio with PSD and EAS.

The station signed on May 5, 1984 as easy listening-formatted WNRN, "Winner 95".[3] On March 3, 1987, WNRN changed its call letters to WJQI to stand for the new "Joy 95" branding, and would shift to Soft AC.[4] By 1994, the station evolved to Hot AC and adopted the "Q94.9" branding before flipping to "94.9 The Point" in March 1996, with the call letters changing to the current WPTE on May 6, 1996.[5][6]

References

  1. ^ "WPTE Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  2. ^ https://fccdata.org/?facid=&call=WPTE&ccode=1&city=&state=&country=US&zip=&arn=&party=&party_type=LICEN&latd=&lond=
  3. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1985/B-Radio-NE-to-Ter-B-Radio-All-BC-YB-1985.pdf[dead link]
  4. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1988/B-Radio-Neb-Terr-1988-YB.pdf[dead link]
  5. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-BC-YB/1995/B-Radio-NE-Ter-YB-1995.pdf[dead link]
  6. ^ HighBeam