WPAB

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WPAB
WPAB-AM logo.jpg
CityPonce, Puerto Rico
Broadcast areaPuerto Rico
BrandingPAB 550 Ponce[1]
SloganLa Radio del Sur de Puerto Rico[citation needed]
Frequency550 kHz
Translator(s)W226CS 93.1 MHz (Bayamon)
First air date1940
FormatSpanish News/Talk
Power5,000 watts (unlimited)
ClassB
Facility ID53077
Transmitter coordinates17°59′27″N 66°37′46″W / 17.99083°N 66.62944°W / 17.99083; -66.62944Coordinates: 17°59′27″N 66°37′46″W / 17.99083°N 66.62944°W / 17.99083; -66.62944
Callsign meaningPuerto Rico
American
Broadcasting
AffiliationsCNN Radio
OwnerWPAB, Inc.
(Alfonso Gimenez Porrata[2])
Websitepab550.com

WPAB (550 AM, "550 Ponce"[3]) is a radio station broadcasting a Spanish News/Talk format. Licensed to Ponce, Puerto Rico, it serves the greater Puerto Rico area. The station is currently owned by WPAB, Inc. Its call letters, PAB, stand for "Puerto Rican American Broadcasting" corporation.[4]

Significance[edit]

The radio station is "one of the most important radio stations in Puerto Rico", and the one that introduced Puerto Rico to the news and interviews format.[5]

History[edit]

The station was founded in the 1940s by Miguel Soltero Palermo and Alfonso Giménez Aguayo. It had its first studios on Calle Leon in the Ponce Historic Zone, then moved to more spacious quarters on Calle Villa in the 1950s.[6] It is located at 1831 Ave. Eduardo Ruberté, in Barrio Playa, Ponce, Puerto Rico.[7]

Translator stations[edit]

Broadcast translators of WPAB
Call sign Frequency
(MHz)
City of license ERP
W
FCC info
W226CS 93.1 FM Bayamon, Puerto Rico .247 FCC

References[edit]

  1. ^ Debuta en la radio Noticias de Ponce. Sandra Torres Guzmán. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 6 November 2013. Year 31. (Actual printed version mistakingly states "Año 32/Year 32") Issue 1562. Page 26. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  2. ^ Reconocen Trayectoria periodistica de Luis Valera: La Junta de Sindicos del a PUCPR lo reconocio al bautizar con su nombre el estudio principal de la prestigiosa emisora radial. Junior Lugo. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Year 32. Issue 1577. Page 54. 19 February 2014.
  3. ^ Debuta en la radio Noticias de Ponce. Sandra Torres Guzmán. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 6 November 2013. Year 31. (Actual printed version mistakingly states "Año 32/Year 32") Issue 1562. Page 26. Retrieved 6 November 2013.
  4. ^ Rompen la Barrera del Tiempo. Sandra Torres Guzmán. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. Year 33. Issue 1653. Page 16. 11 August 2015. Accessed 20 April 2016.
  5. ^ Tuto Giménez: del silencio a la verdad. Reinaldo Millán. 31 August 2011. La Perla del Sur. Ponce, Puerto Rico. 31 August 2011. Retrieved 31 August 2011.
  6. ^ Historia de WPAB. WPAB Radio 550. Retrieved 28 December 2011.
  7. ^ WPAB - 550 AM Ponce, PR - de radio de información. Retrieved 6 November 2013.

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