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Encyclopedia > WBVP and WMBA
WBVP / WMBA
City of license Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania
Ambridge, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Pittsburgh metropolitan area
Branding WBVP-WMBA Radio
Slogan Beaver County's Hometown Radio Stations
First air date 1948
Frequency WBVP: 1230 kHz
WMBA: 1460 kHz
Format News/Talk
Power WBVP: 1,000 W
WMBA: 500 W
Class WBVP: Class C
WMBA: Class B
Owner Iorio Broadcasting
Website wbvp-wmba.com

WBVP and WMBA is a news/talk simulcast that officially covers Beaver County, Pennsylvania but can also be heard in the western part of Pittsburgh and Allegheny County. The stations are owned by Iorio Broadcasting. In the United States (and potentially elswhere), each radio station or TV station is assigned a city of license by the Federal Communications Commission that they must serve. While this has become far less meaningful over the decades, stations are still required to post their public file somewhere within the... Beaver Falls is a city located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. ... Ambridge is a borough located in Beaver County in western Pennsylvania, named after the American Bridge Company. ... The Pittsburgh metropolitan area is the U.S. Census-defined seven county region surrounding the city of Pittsburgh in Western Pennsylvania, United States. ... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... 1948 (MCMXLVIII) was a leap year starting on Thursday (the link is to a full 1948 calendar). ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... All-news radio is a radio format devoted entirely to discussion and broadcast of news. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ... Nominal power is a measurement of a mediumwave radio stations output used in the United States. ... Watts may refer to: Watt, the SI derived unit of power Watts and Co. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... A Web site (or colloquially, Website) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on a Web server, usually accessible via the Internet or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML, that is almost always accessible via HTTP... Beaver County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: Motto: Benigno Numine (With the Benevolent Deity) Location in Allegheny County, Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Allegheny Founded November 25, 1758 Incorporated April 22, 1794 (borough)   March 18, 1816 (city) Government  - Mayor Luke Ravenstahl (D) Area  - City 151. ... Pittsburgh skyline The Allegheny County Courthouse Allegheny County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ...


WBVP operates at 1230 kHz with an ERP of 1kw-Unlimited power and is licensed to Beaver Falls, Pennsylvania, while WMBA operates at 1460 kHz with an ERP of 500 W-Unlimited power and is licensed to Ambridge, Pennsylvania. A kilohertz (kHz) is a unit of frequency equal to 1,000 hertz (1,000 cycles per second). ... ERP may stand for: Effective radiated power, used in radio communications Peoples Revolutionary Army (Argentina) (Ejército Revolucionario del Pueblo) Electronic Road Pricing, toll-collection scheme in Singapore Enterprise resource planning Estonian Reform Party European Recovery Program, better known as the Marshall Plan Event-related potential, a method used... Beaver Falls is a city located in Beaver County, Pennsylvania. ... Ambridge is a borough located in Beaver County in western Pennsylvania, named after the American Bridge Company. ...


History

The two stations competed for 40 years, since WMBA went on the air in the late 1950s. Since 2000, though, they have been under single ownership and WMBA's operations were moved from Ambridge into WBVP's existing facilities in Beaver Falls. Both stations have served as a springboard for on-air personnel who have moved on to bigger stations. Among the WBVP alumni are Alan Boal, Jim Reynolds, Chris Shovlin, Bill Kelly, Sam Nicotero (known as Tony Scott on WBVP), Earl Lewis, and Ernie Kline, who later became Pennsylvania's lieutenant governor. Among those who served at WMBA are Bob Pompeani, Jim Merkel, Guy Junker, Ted Ruscitti, Jim Ladd, Kevin Maguire, Ray Fallen, Frank Greenlea, Sam Siple, John Poister, Tim Herrera, Rick Bergman, Julie Bologna, Randy Cosgrove, Don Shields and John Mehno.


External links

  • Official website
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WBVP
  • Query the FCC's AM station database for WMBA



 
 

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