WPYO

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WPYO
City Maitland, Florida
Broadcast area Greater Orlando
BrandingPower 95.3
SloganOrlando's New #1 for All the Hits
Frequency95.3 MHz
( HD Radio)
First air dateSeptember 1, 1968 (as WTLN-FM)
Format Top 40/CHR
ERP12,000 watts
HAAT144 metres (472 ft)
ClassC3
Facility ID1186
Call sign meaningW PartY Orlando (former branding)
Former call signsWTLN-FM (1968-1999)
Owner Cox Media Group
(to be divested, pending sale)
(Cox Radio, Inc.)
Sister stations WCFB, WDBO, WDBO-FM, WMMO, WWKA
part of Cox cluster with TV station WFTV
Webcast Listen Live
Website power953.com

WPYO (95.3 FM, "Power 95.3") is a radio station licensed to Maitland, Florida. Owned by Cox Radio, it broadcasts a contemporary hit radio format serving the Greater Orlando area. It shares studios with its sister stations on North John Young Parkway in Orlando.

History

Prior to Cox Enterprises buying the station in 1999, the station was WTLN-FM, a contemporary Christian outlet. But after the sale that same year, on January 15, it flipped to Dance Top 40 as 95.3 Party, and became a success in the market with its mix of dance and hip-hop music. [1] By 2004, the station had shifted to a hip-hop-driven direction, and rebranded as rhythmic contemporary Power 95.3, restoring the format to Orlando since the flip of WJHM (now WQMP) to urban contemporary in the 1990s (WJHM returned to Rhythmic in 2012, but changed to CHR in 2014).

On April 27, 2018, WPYO flipped to CHR, maintaining the Power branding and some of its airstaff. The change came in response to WQMP's recent flip to alternative rock, which briefly gave WXXL a monopoly in the format within the Orlando market. [2]

References

  1. ^ http://www.americanradiohistory.com/Archive-RandR/1990s/1999/RR-1999-01-22.pdf
  2. ^ "Power 95.3 Orlando Shifts To Top 40". RadioInsight. 2018-04-27. Retrieved 2018-04-29.

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Latitude and Longitude:

26°53′08″N 80°05′17″W / 26.8856036°N 80.0879376°W / 26.8856036; -80.0879376