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Encyclopedia > WPGC (AM)
WPGC
Image:WPGCAM.JPG
City of license Morningside, MD/Washington, D.C.
Broadcast area Washington, D.C.
Branding "Heaven 1580"
Slogan Your Urban Inspiration Station
First air date May 1954
Frequency 1580 (kHz)
Format Urban Gospel
ERP 50,000 watts (Daytime)
270 watts (Nighttime)
Class B
Callsign meaning We're Prince George's County
Owner CBS Radio
Sister stations WJFK, WLZL, WPGC-FM, WTGB
Webcast Listen Live
Website http://www.heaven1580.com/

WPGC, also known as, Heaven 1580, is radio station broadcasting on 1580 kHz in the mediumwave AM band. It is an Urban Gospel radio station that serves the Washington, D.C. area. WPGC is licensed to Morningside, but its studios are located in Lanham alongside with its sister station WPGC-FM. Image File history File links WPGCAM.JPG File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... 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... Morningside is a town located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - D.C. Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - D.C. Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2... Look up slogan in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... FreQuency is a music video game developed by Harmonix and published by SCEI. It was released in November 2001. ... A radio format or programming format describes the overall content broadcast on a radio station. ... Black gospel is primarily a marketing term used to help potential buyers distinguish it from other forms of Christian music, such as contemporary Christian music or Christian rock and Southern gospel (a merger of barbershop quartet style harmony and country instrumentation, see also Southern Gospel Music Association), which have similar... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... This is the list of broadcast station classes. ... Call sign can refer to different types of call signs: Airline call sign Aviator call sign Cosmonaut call sign Radio and television call signs Tactical call sign, also known as a tactical designator See also: International Callsign Allocations, Maritime Mobile Service Identity This is a disambiguation page — a navigational... CBS Radio Inc. ... In broadcasting, sister stations are broadcast stations owned by the same company. ... WJFK-FM (106. ... WLZL is a radio station in the Washington DC and Baltimore, Maryland radio markets. ... WPGC 95. ... WTGB is a commercial radio station in Bethesda, Maryland, broadcasting to the Washington, DC area on 94. ... A webcast is a live media file distibuted over the Internet using streaming media technology. ... A website (alternatively, Web site or web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos and other digital assets that is hosted on one or several Web server(s), usually accessible via the Internet, cell phone or a LAN. A Web page is a document, typically written in HTML... Mediumwave radio transmissions serves as the most common band for broadcasting. ... Mediumwave radio transmissions (sometimes called Medium frequency or MF) are those between the frequencies of 300 kHz and 3000 kHz. ... Black gospel is primarily a marketing term used to help potential buyers distinguish it from other forms of Christian music, such as contemporary Christian music or Christian rock and Southern gospel (a merger of barbershop quartet style harmony and country instrumentation, see also Southern Gospel Music Association), which have similar... Nickname: Motto: Justitia Omnibus (Justice for All) Location of Washington, D.C., in relation to the states Maryland and Virginia Coordinates: , Country United States Federal District District of Columbia Government  - Mayor Adrian M. Fenty (D)  - D.C. Council Chairperson: Vincent C. Gray (D) Ward 1: Jim Graham (D) Ward 2... 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... Morningside is a town located in Prince Georges County, Maryland. ... Lanham is an unincorporated community in Prince Georges County in the State of Maryland in the United States of America. ... WPGC 95. ...


History

On November 12, 1953, Former FCC employee, Harry Hayman received a construction permit to build and operate a new Morningside, Maryland broadcasting station. The FCC assigned a 250 watt daytime only operation to the station on 1580 kilohertz. The call letters WPGC, representing Prince Georges County are issued late in the year. is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1953 (MCMLIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... The watt (symbol: W) is the SI derived unit of power, equal to one joule per second. ... Prince Georges County is a suburban county located in the state of Maryland immediately east of Washington, D.C.. It is notable as the wealthiest majority-African-American county in the country. ...


In May 1954, WPGC began as a multi-formatted radio station by then owner and general manager Harry Hayman. Maxwell Evans Richmond, purchased the station from Harry Hayman for $10,000 on November 10, 1954. Year 1954 (MCMLIV) was a common year (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On April 14, 1955, WPGC was issued a permit to raise power to 10,000 watts daytime only. It also moved its offices from Morningside to 4421 Southern Ave., SE, DC above the WM&A Bus Line repair facility, in the studios formerly used by WBUZ-FM. In 1956, the station begans having its programming simulcasted on WRNC-FM (now WPGC-FM). April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


On June 28, 1965, the stations were granted a modification of their licenses to move studios to Bladensburg and is allowed to continue to identify their city of license as being in Morningside. The station played Top-40 programming with a format similar to WABC and WMCA in New York City and CKLW in Detroit and was the most popular Top 40 station in the Washington Metropolitan area, rivaled only by WEAM on 1390 kHz. As the black population of Washington gained in influence, WPGC began to alternate playing "white" rock numbers with Motown and soul music. is the 179th day of the year (180th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1965 Gregorian calendar. ... Bladensburg is a town in Prince Georges County, Maryland, United States. ... The Top Forty or Top 40 is a music industry shorthand for the currently most-popular songs in a particular genre. ... WABC AM (770 kHz New York City) NewsTalkRadio 77 is the flagship station of the ABC Radio Network. ... WMCA, 570 AM, is a radio station in New York City, most known for its Good Guys Top 40 era in the 1960s. ... CKLW is a 50,000 watt AM radio station broadcasting at 800 kHz located in Windsor, Ontario. ...


After dying in 1971, the estate of Max Richmond received FCC approval on August 7, 1974 to sell the stations for $5.8 million to First Media Corporation. The transaction of the change of ownership of the 2 stations was finalized on October 17, 1974. Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... The abbreviation FCC can refer to: Face-centered cubic (usually fcc), a crystallographic structure Federal Communications Commission, a US government organization Farm Credit Corporation/Farm Credit Canada, a Canadian government organization Families with Children from China, an adoption support organization Florida Christian College, a college in central Florida Fresno City... is the 219th day of the year (220th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ... is the 290th day of the year (291st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... A blonde haired, very skilled worker with a 70s look. ...


On April 9, 1979 the FCC granted the AM a permit to raise power from 10 to 50 kilowatts, still daytime only, directional. is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also: 1979 by Smashing Pumpkins. ...


After 15 years in the Parkway Building in Bladensburg, the station moved to new state-of-the-art studios overlooking the Capital Beltway in Greenbelt at 6301 Ivy Lane, Suite 800. They would remain in this location until the relocation to their current offices and studios to 4200 Parliament Place, Suite 300 in Lanham. The Capital Beltway (in green) The Capital Beltway (Interstate 495) is an expressway-class interstate highway which circles the Washington, DC area. ... Location in Maryland Coordinates: County Prince Georges County Incorporated 1937 Government  - Mayor Judith F. Davis (D) Area  - City 15. ...


WPGC finally was granted the permission to raise its power in 1986 and debuts a business talk format in 1988. However, from October 1987 to 1990, its nighttime power yo-yoed from 270 watts to 500 watts directional in 1989 back to 270 watts but using a directional antenna in 1990. Year 1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link displays 1986 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1988 (MCMLXXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Friday (link displays 1988 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1990 (MCMXC) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 1990 Gregorian calendar). ...


First Media decided to sell all of its properties for $177 million to a minority interest in early 1987. Cook Inlet, a group of Alaska Natives, purchased the 2 stations in 1987. Infinity Broadcasting acquired the station and sister station WPGC-FM in from Cook Inlet in June 1994 for $60 million. The station for a short time had a business talk format but in 1995, WPGC returned to music programming as "Flava 1580", with an all hip-hop/go-go format. Unsuccessful in that, it ultimately evolved to its present Gospel incarnation in November 1996 as "Heaven 1580". Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Alaska Natives are indigenous peoples who live in what is now the U.S. state of Alaska. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... CBSs first color logo, which debuted in the fall of 1965. ... WPGC 95. ... Year 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full 1994 Gregorian calendar). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ... Go-Go is a subgenre of funk music developed in and around Washington, D.C. in the mid and late 1970s. ... Year 1996 (MCMXCVI) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar). ...


External links


  Results from FactBites:
 
WPGC-FM - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (1031 words)
WPGC 95.5 is the most popular of Washington, D.C.'s urban format radio stations and has been ranked as of its top radio stations according to the Arbitron ratings (thus the reasoning behind their slogan DC's#1, Blazin' At Least 18 Jamz in A Row).
It has a city of license of Morningside (its studios are located in Lanham) at the 95.5 MHz frequency on the FM dial.
In 2005, WPGC began broadcasting in IBOC digital radio, using the HD Radio system from iBiquity.
WPGC Tribute Site (3350 words)
WPGC was a GREAT station and so far ahead of its time in that we were one of the first successful FM stations (due to the heavy penetration of FM in DC).
WPGC was part of people's lives...they came to us to be with friends, to hear new music, to be entertained and to win great prizes (and a lot of cash)....and the loyalty of the listener was reciprocated by on air personalities that really cared about the station, the community and each other.
I am a fountain of "useless" knowledge of the station from '70-74 as an employee, and as a fan prior to that.
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