WWPR
WWPR talk Radio logo.jpg
Broadcast areaNorth Port–Bradenton–Sarasota
Frequency1490 kHz
Branding1490 WWPR AM
Programming
Language(s)English (weekday)
Spanish (weekend)
FormatTalk
Ownership
OwnerVidify Media, Inc.
History
First air date
1946[1]
Former call signs
WDHL (1946-1952)
WTRL (1952-1988)
WKLV (1988-1992)
WJRB (1992-1994)
WYMZ (1994-1995)[2]
Technical information
Facility ID60587
ClassC
Power800 watts (daytime and nighttime)
Transmitter coordinates
27°28′36″N 82°32′9″W / 27.47667°N 82.53583°W / 27.47667; -82.53583
Links
WebcastListen Live
Website1490wwpr.com

WWPR (1490 AM) is an American radio station licensed to serve the community of Bradenton, the county seat of Manatee County, Florida, United States. The station is currently owned and operated by Vidify Media, Inc.

Programming

On weekdays, WWPR broadcasts a talk radio format to Manatee County, as well as parts of Sarasota, Pinellas, and Hillsborough counties.[3] On weekday mornings and mid-days these are local political talk programs. Weekday programs also include talk shows on health, boating, and sports. Weekends include religious and Spanish-language programs.[4]

History

The station, founded in 1946 as "WDHL", was assigned the call sign "WWPR" by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) on January 3, 1995.[1][2]

References

  1. ^ a b "Directory of Broadcasting Stations of the United States". 1947 Broadcasting-Telecasting Yearbook. Washington, DC: Broadcasting Publications, Inc. 1947. p. 94.
  2. ^ a b "Call Sign History". FCC Media Bureau CDBS Public Access Database. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  3. ^ "Station Information Profile". Arbitron. Retrieved October 25, 2011.
  4. ^ "Program Schedule". 1490 WWPR. October 9, 2013. Retrieved October 9, 2013.