WRDD
Satellite of WCAT-FM, Carlisle
Frequency1480 kHz
BrandingRed 102.3
Programming
FormatCountry
Ownership
OwnerShippensburg Broadcasting, Inc
WCAT-FM, WHYL, WIOO
History
First air date
December 5, 1961; 60 years ago (1961-12-05)
Former call signs
WSHP (1961–2000)
WEEO (2000–2021)
Technical information
Licensing authority
FCC
Facility ID67452
ClassD
Power410 watts (daytime)
9 watts (nighttime)
Transmitter coordinates
40°04′30.32″N 77°32′0″W / 40.0750889°N 77.53333°W / 40.0750889; -77.53333 (WEEO)Coordinates: 40°04′30.32″N 77°32′0″W / 40.0750889°N 77.53333°W / 40.0750889; -77.53333 (WEEO)
Translator(s)100.3 MHz W262DL (Shippensburg)
Links
Public license information
WebcastListen Live
Websitered1023.com

WRDD (1480 kHz) is a commercial AM radio station licensed to serve Shippensburg, Pennsylvania. The station simulcasts a country music radio format with sister station WCAT-FM Carlisle, called "Red 102.3". It is owned by Shippenburg Broadcasting.

By day, WRDD transmits with 410 watts, but to avoid interference at night with other stations on 1480 AM, WRDD reduces power to only 9 watts at sunset. Programming is heard around the clock on FM translator W262DL at 100.3 MHz.

History

WSHP

Arthur Greiner founded the station, originally known as WSHP, in 1961. The name of the original licensee was Town Radio, Inc. Greiner served as the company's president and the station's general manager. Greiner operated the radio station until his death.

WSHP originally was a daytimer station with a power output of 500 watts. It remained a daytime-only station until it received nighttime power authorization in the late 1980s that allowed it to operate after sunset.

Sale to Allegheny Mountain Network

Cary Simpson's Allegheny Mountain Network group of station purchased the station in October 1996. On April 28, 2000, the station changed its call letters to WEEO.

In 2008, due to major mechanical failure of the internal radiator element of the Valcom, the station constructed a 150-foot folded unipole designed by R. Morgan Burrow, Jr. P.E.,[1] which yields a higher operating efficiency than the Valcom fiberglass antenna that had been used.

WRDD

On September 29, 2021, WEEO changed its format from a simulcast of classic country-formatted WIOO to a simulcast of country-formatted WCAT-FM 102.3 Carlisle under new WRDD call letters.[2]

Translator

WRDD programming is broadcast on the following translator:

Broadcast translators of WRDD
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Height
(m (ft))
Class Transmitter coordinates FCC info
W262DL 100.3 Shippensburg, Pennsylvania 200357 250 402 m (1,319 ft) D 39°57′40.3″N 77°28′31.0″W / 39.961194°N 77.475278°W / 39.961194; -77.475278 (W262DL) FCC LMS

References

  1. ^ https://fjallfoss.fcc.gov/prod/cdbs/forms/prod/getattachment_exh.cgi?exhibit_id=764731&formid=911&q_num=5330
  2. ^ "Central Pennsylvania Sees More Red". RadioInsight. September 29, 2021.