WPIN (AM)

  (Redirected from W246CR)

WPIN is a sports formatted broadcast radio station licensed to Dublin, Virginia, serving the New River Valley.[1] WPIN is owned and operated by Baker Family Stations.[4]

WPIN
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CityDublin, Virginia
Broadcast areaNew River Valley
Frequency810 AM kHz
BrandingESPN Blacksburg
Programming
FormatSports[1]
AffiliationsESPN Radio
Ownership
OwnerBaker Family Stations
(Dublin Radio)
WKEX, WKNV
History
First air date
1995[2]
Former call signs
WKNV (1989-1995)
WPIN (1995-Present)[3]
Call sign meaning
W Pulaski DublIN
Technical information
Facility ID17619
ClassD
Power4,200 watts daytime only
Transmitter coordinates
37°7′55.0″N 80°37′7.0″W / 37.131944°N 80.618611°W / 37.131944; -80.618611
Translator(s)See § Translator
Links
WebcastWPIN Webstream
WebsiteWPIN Online

810 AM is United States clear-channel frequency, on which KGO in San Francisco, California and WGY in Schenectady, New York are the dominant Class A stations. WPIN (AM) must leave the air from sunset to sunrise to prevent interference with the Class A stations nighttime skywave signals.

The station's flagship local sports program is "The Drive", hosted by veteran radio personality Paul Van Wagoner, alongside Virginia Tech alumni Andrew Alix and producer Nathan Brennan. It also serves as the radio home of Carolina Panthers football and Blacksburg High School athletics.

FM TranslatorsEdit

In addition the main station at 810 kHz, WPIN is relayed by two FM translators in order to widen its broadcast area, especially at night when the AM frequency is off the air.

Broadcast translators of WPIN (AM)
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license Facility
ID
ERP
(W)
Class FCC info
W226AT 93.1 Christiansburg, Virginia 140350 80 D FCC LMS
W246CR 97.1 Christiansburg, Virginia 140358 145 D FCC LMS

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "Arbitron Station Information Profiles". Nielsen Audio/Nielsen Holdings. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  2. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 2010 (PDF). ProQuest, LLC/Reed Publishing (Nederland), B.V. 2010. p. D-563. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  3. ^ "Call Sign History". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved March 26, 2016.
  4. ^ "WPIN Facility Record". Federal Communications Commission, audio division. Retrieved March 26, 2016.

External linksEdit