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Encyclopedia > WWDB
WWDB-AM
City of license Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania
Broadcast area Greater Philadelphia (Delaware Valley)
Branding Money Talk Radio
First air date 1926
Frequency 860 kHz (Also on HD Radio)
Format Business News/Talk
Power 10,000 watts
Class D
Former callsigns WTEL
Owner WWDB LLP
Website wwdbam.com

WWDB, 860 AM, is a daytime-only radio station based in Bala Cynwyd, Pennsylvania (in the Delaware Valley region near the city of Philadelphia.) It bills itself as "money talk radio," with financial information and news. Among other programs, WWDB carries Mary Mason's show every Saturday from 11 AM until 2 PM ET. 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... Bala Cynwyd is a village in Lower Merion Township which is located in the Main Line in southeastern Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. ... The Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area, is named for the Delaware River which flows through the region. ... Year 1926 (MCMXXVI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display the 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. ... HD Radio is an in-band on-channel (IBOC) digital radio system created by iBiquity for broadcasting via existing FM and AM radio stations. ... 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. ... 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. ... A limited liability partnership (LLP) has elements of partnerships and corporations. ... 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... Amplitude modulation (AM) is a technique used in electronic communication, most commonly for transmitting information via a radio carrier wave. ... A radio station is an audio (sound) broadcasting service, traditionally broadcast through the air as radio waves (a form of electromagnetic radiation) from a transmitter to an antenna and a thus to a receiving device. ... Bala Cynwyd is a village in Lower Merion Township which is located in the Main Line in southeastern Pennsylvania, near Philadelphia. ... The Delaware Valley, also known as the Philadelphia-Camden-Vineland, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metropolitan Combined Statistical Area, is named for the Delaware River which flows through the region. ... Nickname: Motto: Philadelphia maneto - Let brotherly love continue Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: , Country United States Commonwealth Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Government  - Mayor John F. Street (D) Area  - City 369. ... Talk radio is a radio format which features discussion of topical issues. ...


The station was founded around 1926 as WTEL. It began operating on the 860 frequency in the late 1950s; before that, it had shared time on 1340 with WHAT. WTEL was best known as a foreign-language broadcaster. In the late 1990s the call letters were changed to WWDB, and the station began operating with a talk format as a companion station to WWDB-FM; some of the FM station's older personalities were moved to the AM station in an attempt to increase the FM's appeal in younger demographics without alienating older listeners. The strategy was not successful, and by 2000 the WTEL call sign had returned and the station was programming gospel music. The gospel format was in place for a fairly short time before the call letters were changed back to WWDB and the current format was launched. What can refer to: Look up what in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


The WWDB call letters were first used in Philadelphia at 96.5 on the FM band in the late 1960s. The station had previously been WHAT-FM; it operated with a jazz format that did not change when the call letters did. In the early 1970s WWDB tried an adult contemporary format during some hours, then reverted to jazz full-time, then adopted a talk format in 1975. The talk format was one of the first successful ones on FM, lasting until November 2000.


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