WPAP (FM)

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WPAP
WPAP 92.5WPAP logo.png
City Panama City, Florida
Broadcast area Panama City, Florida
Branding92.5 WPAP
SloganPanama City's Best Country
Frequency92.5 MHz
First air dateMarch 7, 1967 (as WDLP-FM)
Format Country
ERP100,000 watts
HAAT281 meters
ClassC1
Facility ID61252
Call sign meaningWe're PAnama City Proud
Former call signsWDLP-FM (1967-1969)
WPAP-FM (1969-2014)
Owner iHeartMedia
(Clear Channel Broadcasting Licenses, Inc.)
Sister stations WDIZ, WEBZ, WFLF-FM, WFSY
Webcast Listen Live
Website 925wpap.iheart.com

WPAP is a commercial radio station located in Panama City, Florida, broadcasting on 92.5 FM. 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 6:21p.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 ClearChannel).

References

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

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Latitude and Longitude:

30°30′43″N 85°29′24″W / 30.512°N 85.490°W / 30.512; -85.490