It's Official: WPEP-AM Defunct

Scott Fybush
Sat Oct 27 23:52:26 EDT 2007

Donna Halper wrote:

> Wow, that's a call letter which has been around for a while.  Could 
> somebody buy the station and put it back on the air, or has that ship 
> sailed already? 

That ship has sailed. WPEP was silenced to make way for Keating 
Willcox's daytime power increase to 30 kW at WNSH.

But to answer another question, the disappearance of WPEP's nighttime 
200-some watts doesn't do anything for WNSH at night. That's because 
WPEP was a class D station, which received no nighttime interference 
protection to begin with, thus creating no holes at night by going away.

And even if WNSH didn't implement its power increase, there's no way to 
get the WPEP facility back once it's been surrendered - they don't issue 
new class D licenses now, and when they're gone, they're gone.


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