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WPLM (1390 AM) is a radio station licensed to serve Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. WPLM broadcasts to the South Shore and Cape Cod areas. The station is owned by Plymouth Rock Broadcasting Co., Inc.[2][3] WPLM is listed as silent since June 7, 2018; it most recently simulcast the adult contemporary format of sister station WPLM-FM (99.1).

WPLM
CityPlymouth, Massachusetts
Broadcast areaSouth Shore, Cape Cod
BrandingToday's Easy 99.1
SloganBoston's Home For the Most Music & The Most Variety
Frequency1390 kHz
First air dateAugust 8, 1955
FormatSilent
(Was adult contemporary (WPLM-FM simulcast))
Power5,000 watts
ClassB
Facility ID52837
Transmitter coordinates41°58′5.00″N 70°42′6.00″W / 41.9680556°N 70.7016667°W / 41.9680556; -70.7016667 (WPLM)Coordinates: 41°58′5.00″N 70°42′6.00″W / 41.9680556°N 70.7016667°W / 41.9680556; -70.7016667 (WPLM)
Callsign meaningPlymouth or We Play Lovely Music[1]
OwnerPlymouth Rock Broadcasting Co., Inc.
Sister stationsWPLM-FM
WebcastListen Live
Websiteeasy991.com

HistoryEdit

 
Logo as a business talk station

WPLM signed on August 8, 1955, with WPLM-FM being added on June 25, 1961.[4] The two stations simulcast all programming from the FM station's launch[5] until 1997, when the station began leasing out some of its broadcast day to simulcast WADN (1120 AM, now WBNW).[6] On January 15, 2015 WPLM returned to a full simulcast with WPLM-FM.

For much of its history, WPLM was branded as "America's Hometown Station;" its current slogan is relatively recent.

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Call Letter Origins". Radio History on the Web.
  2. ^ "WPLM Facility Record". United States Federal Communications Commission, audio division.
  3. ^ "WPLM Station Information Profile". Arbitron.
  4. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1981 (PDF). 1981. p. C-112. Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-10-08. Retrieved February 13, 2010.
  5. ^ Broadcasting Yearbook 1961-62 (PDF). 1961. p. B-82. Retrieved February 13, 2010.[permanent dead link]
  6. ^ Fybush, Scott (October 23, 1997). "Sales and Format Changes Everywhere..." North East RadioWatch. Retrieved February 13, 2010.

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