Tuesday, July 15, 2014

WPTS

92.1 WPTS is a 17-watt, student-run station at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The transmitter is located on top of the Cathedral of Learning, the tallest educational building in the western hemisphere and centerpiece of the university's campus.
Radio at Pitt began in the late 1950s when a group of students formed the Student Broadcasting Association with the intent of getting a station on the air.  Led by Adrian Cronauer (whose wartime experiences became the basis for the 1987 movie Good Morning Vietnam) they finally succeeded in 1961 broadcasting at 820 AM with call letters WPGH.  The struggle to find room on the FM dial ended in 1984 when the FCC granted them the last ever 10-watt Class D license to a station on the commercial band.

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