Basic Radio Station Information
City of License:
Wilkes Barre, PA
Wilkes Barre Metropolitan Development Corporation
WBWE is a low-power FM radio station broadcasting at 97.5 MHz. The station is licensed to Wilkes Barre, PA.
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Listener Comments and Reviews
Please MORE MOTOWN tunes and less 40's music, much too diverse format, good to hear 60's and 70's classic stuff ! I am in Sheatown Section of Nanticoke. Mixing in the 40's music just don't mix well and will chase listeners away, you'll attract neither audience with the flipflop of diverse era music 40's to 60's and 70's won't keep an audience.. Good luck with your endeavor !
Best wishes, Mark G. Cooper Sr. Amateur Radio Station WN3SIX - Extra Class Operator since 1976..
By: Mark G. Cooper Sr. on August 23, 2017
Greetings To All At WBWE-LP !
I have been listening with interest to your new FM station since it's inception. Since signing on, I've noticed that your music lineup has remained virtually unchanged. I'd like to recommend that perhaps at some point in time you may consider the possibility of allowing your listeners the opportunity to put together a music program of their own to air on WBWE-LP. I believe this opportunity would introduce many facets of music that remain all but unheard on any from any of the local FM broadcasters, such as blues, jazz, reggae, etc.. I speculate this opportunity would spark the interest of many local contributors thus bringing with it many new listeners and interest in your station. This is just some food for thought, please consider this a previously unexplored avenue a golden opportunity to promote the station and gain a wider audience.
I further speculate that perhaps your primary target audience are listeners in and around Wilkes-Barre. I am certain that if the opportunity presents itself, you may entertain the thought of moving the transmitter to a location high atop Giant's Despair which will allow for many more potential listeners to join the audience since this location provides a commanding view of the entire valley !
Please consider these ideas as some 'constructive criticism' with the intent with which they were made, to further promote WBWE-LP and hopefully gain a much wider listenership ! I will continue to listen from my home in Nanticoke and look forward to any future changes and improvements.
Mark G. Cooper Sr.
By: Mark G. Cooper Sr. on November 2, 2017
Greetings Once Again !
Yesterday, while driving from Nanticoke to Wilkes-Barre I decided to spot check on WBWE-LP while tuning around and much to my surprise I discovered that you obviously made some changes to your transmitter site in some fashion since I was able to receive your station all the way into Wilkes-Barre, Ashley and Hanover Township with a very good signal, very little fade in just a couple of areas briefly.
When I arrived back at home, I looked up your technical details and noticed that according to the FCC database results pertaining to your construction permit, the maximum allocated ERP of 5 watts and using an OMB Model MP-1 Circularly Polarized antenna. From the time your station first went on the air and for quite some time thereafter I could not receive your signal anywhere beyond Nanticoke City limits until yesterday when I decided to tune in and found that your coverage area dramatically increased in area.
I was wondering what technical improvements to your broadcasting facility were performed recently to have improved your coverage area so dramatically ? Since I do have an in depth understanding of radio transmitters and antennas I know that in order to effect a dramatic increase in coverage area to be realized, negating propagational disturbances one of two or both conditions must change, either the RF power output must be increased, the transmitting antenna must be either raised or reoriented or both, assuming you are still, in fact, using the OMB MP-1 antenna at this time. Since the antenna is omnidirectional, simply by reorienting it, it is very unlikely to have such a dramatic extension to the coverage area.
As a technician I am simply very curious to know what aspects of technical improvement have been implemented ? I would sincerely appreciate if, at your convenience, you would be so kind as to impart this information, I would very much appreciate it and will continue to listen in periodically.
Thank you kindly for your time !
Best wishes for a Happy New Year 2018 !
Sincerely, Mark G. Cooper Sr. Amateur Radio Station Extra Class - WN3SIX
By: Mark G. Cooper Sr. on December 30, 2017
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