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Wpob

WPOB
City of license Plainview, New York
Slogan Where... We Rock You
Frequency 88.5 MHz
Format student-run
ERP 125 watts
HAAT 79 meters (259 ft)
Class A
Facility ID 52782
Transmitter coordinates

40°47′48.00″N 73°27′44.00″W / 40.7966667°N 73.4622222°W / 40.7966667; -73.4622222

Callsign meaning W Plainview Old-Bethpage
Owner Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District
Website

WPOB (88.5 FM) is high school radio station in Plainview, New York, USA. WPOB is a community radio Station funded by the Plainview-Old Bethpage Central School District and has been broadcasting since 1972. WPOB is run under the direction of Adam Weinstock. WPOB is broadcast by students at Plainview-Old Bethpage John F. Kennedy High School partaking in a three-year course in radio engineering, producing, and broadcasting. WPOB broadcasts Monday to Friday from 7:30 am to 2:30 pm and shares time with Syosset High School's WKWZ in Syosset, New York.[1]

Early days

WPOB was a project sponsored by Plainview-Old Bethpage School Board member Joseph Scholnick, a sound-effects pioneer[2][3] of the 1950s broadcast radio scene, who also was the original FCC licensed engineer responsible for regulatory compliance at the station. Student run, with oversight from Dr. Louis Brown, WPOB initially broadcast, almost exclusively, news and educational programming. By the mid 1970's however, WPOB's programming format had shifted to include student-generated content and popular music programming, eventually adding more modern Rock & Roll content.

The content produced by students was composed, directed and engineered as a learning experience and included regular episodic comedy, such as "The Adventures of Captain Kwizdo" (a thinly veiled homage to the "Mark Time" routine performed by the professional comedy troupe 'Firesign Theater'), a weekly sports review (which mimicked the styling of the famous sportscaster Howard Cosell), alternative music and current events programming, such as "Music You Dont Know From a Guy You Don't Care About", and various informational news magazines. Students were also encouraged to produce their own promotional material, jingles, and other content. Often recruiting school music students, actors, and athletes to contribute content such as jingles and other broadcast promotions for their work.

See also

References

External links

  • Query the FCC's FM station database for WPOB
  • Radio-Locator information on WPOB
  • Query Nielsen Audio's FM station database for WPOB
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