WPLP-LP ("Bulldog 93-3") is a radio station licensed to Athens, Georgia, United States that airs an alternative rock format. The station's slogan is The Sound of Athens. The station was started by Paul Francis and began as a not-for-profit, grassroots station.[1] The station operates from the Fred Building on College Avenue in downtown Athens. The station plays limited commercials.[1] The station is known for encouraging local music and musicians by asking for submissions of local music and playing the song of the winner of the Athens Area High School Battle of the Bands.[2]

WPLP-LP
Bulldog 93.3 Logo.png
Athens, Georgia
Broadcast areaMetro Athens
Frequency93.3 FM MHz
BrandingBulldog 93-3
Programming
FormatAlternative Rock
Ownership
OwnerPaul Francis
History
First air date
February 20, 2014
Technical information
Facility ID193254
ClassL1
Power100 watts
HAAT29.3 meters (96 ft)
Transmitter coordinates
33°57′32.70″N 83°22′31.60″W / 33.9590833°N 83.3754444°W / 33.9590833; -83.3754444
Links
WebcastBulldog 93.3 live stream
WebsiteBulldog 93.3 website

Bulldog 93.3 was criticized by Athens community members in February 2018 for owner Paul Francis' response to an advertising request from the United Campus Workers of Georgia.[3]

In January 2021, the station was fined $10,000, after admitting to airing commercials with prohibited promotional language.[4]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "New rock station launches in Athens". Online Athens. Athens Banner-Herald. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  2. ^ Schilling, Erin. "A.D. Blanco wins Athens area battle of the bands, Fishbug judges' choice". The Red and Black. The Red and Black. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  3. ^ Webb, Ashlyn. "Bulldog 93.3 refuses to advertise UGA union, criticized by community". The Red and Black. The Red and Black. Retrieved April 29, 2021.
  4. ^ "FCC Report 1/24: Athens LPFM Fined For Airing Commercials", RadioInsight. January 24, 2021. Retrieved March 8, 2021.

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